Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The heartland of Florida is a place of orange grove-studded rolling hills and beautiful lakes, which are home to diverse species of wildlife including alligators, cranes, and snakes. Central Florida offers the tourist a variety of activities, from visiting Disney World to the Citrus Tower, Lew Gardens to the Ocala National Forest. The travel destination experts at Rand McNally offer their insights and tips for a trip to the region, whether the traveler prefers a walk on the wild side, or more civilized pleasures. Local historians discuss the colorful lore of the region, while naturalists tell of primeval birds and other wild creatures who still thrive in the lush countryside of Central Florida.