Apopka Florida

Apopka Florida
Apopka Florida

Apopka Florida is an Orlando area city that is commonly referred to as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World." The nickname refers to the city’s prominent foliage industry, while the real name is a Native American word that relates to potatoes. Other interests for those who are visiting Apopka include the historic edifices. A number of buildings around town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot (1885), the Waite-Davis House (1886), the Mitchell-Tibbetts House (1887), the Ryan & Company Lumber Yard (1924), and the Carroll Building (1932).

Apopka is an access point for the West Orange Trail. Following a disused railway, this multi-use trail stretches 22 miles and actually passes right through the downtown district. Trail activities include biking, walking, jogging, skateboarding, and inline skating. For some urban exposure during an Apopka visit, it’s just 12 miles to Orlando. And no discussion about this central part of Florida would be complete without mentioning the regional theme parks, which include those at Walt Disney World.

Top image: inazakira (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0

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