Oakland Nature Preserve located at 747 Machete Trail in Oakland. Walk on a boardwalk to Lake Apopka or hike the green, blue or red trail in the preserve where native plants flourish and over 180 butterflies thrive.
The gray snake and softshell turtles that live in aquariums both found in the southernmost part of the United States. Many different exhibits shown inside the Education Center. Fossils on display of the many tribes that vanished. Oakland’s historic past includes photographs of J.O. Brock’s grocery store, businesses in the town square and artifacts found during an archeological dig. Tools that the early settlers used displayed.
The Florida Black Bear standing tall encased in glass. Different species of animals mounted on the wall. The remains of animals on a touch table help children identify them.
Check out the many programs offered at the preserve. Entrance to the preserve is free but donations are accepted. Hours of operation on the website.