Wekiva Island may not seem haunted on a sunny, summery Florida day but legend has it that a former owner of the property has been hanging around for years. The Dowd family purchased Wekiva Marina Restaurant from former Orange County Commissioner Cliff Freeman in 1990 after it had once been a fish camp and was […]
The Florida black bear is the largest native land mammal in Florida. It is shy and secretive, hiding in dense vegetation and rarely seen in the wild. Bears are omnivores, meaning they eat both vegetable and animal matter. Some foods they may eat include acorns, insects, berries, saw palmetto, armadillos, honey and bee larvae.
We are often asked what the statues along the river mean! Much like the Phoenix bird which rose from its own ashes, the Sprites of Midway Gardens were resurrected from their demise and given to the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort as gifts. Now called the Biltmore Sprites, the Sprites of Midway Gardens were […]
The Central Florida Fall Eggfest (CFFEF… formerly Green Eggs and Weims!) is an annual event dedicated to the Big Green Egg grill and “Eggheads” (Egg Enthusiasts). Whether you own an Egg or just want to sample some unique new tastes from slow-cooked BBQ to baked goods, then the Eggfest is for you. The event is […]
We are proud to offer Icelandic Glacial Water! SUSTAINABILITY The World's First Bottled Water Certified as CarbonNeutral® for Product and Operation CarbonNeutral® Certification Icelandic Glacial™ has worked with The CarbonNeutral® Company, a leading carbon emissions consultant, since 2007. Since that time, Icelandic Glacial has been certified CarbonNeutral® for both its product and operations - an unprecedented move […]
Otter Parenting Males do not help raise young otters. Females retreat to their underground dens to deliver litters of one to six young. When the young are only about two months old, they get an advanced swimming lesson—their mother pushes them into the water. Otters are natural swimmers and, with parental supervision, they soon get […]
Join our super fun Abita Rep, Evan, and sip on 5 different Abita Beers! Featured Abita Beers: Andy Gator Hop On Purple Haze Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale Christmas Ale Light bites by Without A Paddle Cafe, 5 beer samples, Brewery Swag and a full pour of your favorite beer is included for only $25! […]
STEAK NIGHT IS BACK! Friday November 16, 5 to 9pm You’re the Chef – So Create Your Masterpiece… It’s Easy as 1-2-3! Make Your Reservation https://wekivaisland.com/shop/event-tickets/steak-night-dinner/ Pick up your Hand Cut Choice 12oz. New York Strip at Without A Paddle Café and Spice it up YOUR WAY Step up to one of our 6ft. Grills […]
Join Wekiva Island and select craft breweries for a day of beer tasting, live music and canvas painting along the river. $30 entry includes a wristband + punch card for sampling beer from many select breweries! Grab a VIP pass to get a extra hour of sampling and your name entered to win a huge […]
The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act states that in order for a river to be eligible fordesignation it must be “free-flowing” and must possess one or more “outstandingly remarkable” values. The designated waters within the Wekiva River System were found to be free flowing and possess five outstandingly remarkable values (ORVs) which include: Scenic Recreation […]
Did you know that Turkeys are powerful fliers, especially for short distances. Speeds of up to 55 mph have been observed. To conserve energy, turkeys primarily walk. They spend most of their time on the ground, where they search for acorns, seeds, fruits, insects, leaves, and small vertebrates. They can easily cover several hundred acres […]
Jump on The Christmas Train, take our picture with Santa and dance with the Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers! SO many fun things to do today!