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Photo taken from a wooden walkway leading out to the beach. In the foreground, there is a person sitting in a camping chair with a cooler at their side, looking out at the sunset.



Spring is almost here, and that means it’s just the right temperature to get outside and have some fun! Everybody knows there are a ton of cool amusement parks, museums, and tourist traps in Tampa, and sometimes we forget about all the wonderful ways you can commune with nature. But no longer! Check out these three refreshing ways to enjoy springtime in our great city. 

Lettuce Lake Conservation Park

This heavily wooded area at the southwest corner of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve offers hard-packed dirt trails and raised wooden walkways, stretching above wetland habitats, all shaded in dense foliage. An easy stroll, this is the perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon of reflection or quiet conversation. 

6920 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa

Cypress Point Park

Located on the Old Bay, just north of I-275, Cypress Point Park is a popular destination for neighborhood locals. Grab a friend and hit the sand volleyball court or disc golf course, or simply sit in the sand and enjoy one of Tampa’s best sunsets. 

5620 W. Cypress St., Tampa

Alderman’s Ford Park Trail

Featuring a 2.3-mile looped path of pavement and wood sections, with bridges crossing waterways and the road, this trail is accessible for most skill levels and makes the perfect spot for a quick walk between other adventures. For people in search of something longer or a little more advanced, there are trails that branch off from the main pathway. You’ll also find workout stations along the trail and camping spots at nearby Alderman’s Ford Park Campsites 1-4, making this park and trail a truly versatile daytime or two-night destination. 

100 Alderman's Ford Park Drive, Plant City

For more tips on having the best spring in Tampa yet, visit the Olympus Harbour blog.