7 Reasons to Visit Maitland, FL

Maitland, FL is a city in Orange County near the Greater Orlando area. Its population was 14,172 in 2006. This charming town has many things to do, with at least 7 good reasons to visit.

1. Great Location

Maitland, FL is considered a suburb of Orlando, as it is located in the Disney and Orlando area, about 6 miles north of Orlando close to where many of the famous theme parks are located such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Marine Land, Wet‘N Wild and many more Florida attractions.

2. Fabulous Climate

Maitland is located in the beautiful, warm climate of Florida, with fantastic sunshine almost all year round. The only months that should be avoided are August, September and October.

3. Beautiful Century Old Homes and Great History
Historical programs and services: 407-644-2451
The “historical corridor” has some of the most beautiful century-old homes, especially in the Lake Lily-Lake Catherine area, also extending into the central area of the city.

Fabulous historical museums can be visited from a nearby Maitland Inn such as the Historic Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop, the Historical Museum and the Telephone Museum, as well as the Holocaust Memorial Center Museum.

4. Numerous Parks

Guests will enjoy a numerous selection of parks to enjoy in Maitland, FL including Bellamy Park, Hill Passive Park, Jim Houser Azalea Garden, Covered Bridge Park, Kings Row Park, Hill Park, Homer Hough Park at Lake Sybelia Point, Lake Lily Park, Lake Sybelia Park, Lake Lucien Park, Minnehaha Park, Maitland Community Park, Maitland Ballfield Complex, the Senior Center Park, and Lake Destiny Soccer Field.

5. Maitland Art Center (formerly The Research Studio)
231 West Packwood Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751-5596
(407) 539-2181

The historic natural grounds and unique architecture provide a memorable and breathtaking experience in this marvelous art center. Constantly changing exhibits of local American arts make for an interesting visit with always new things to learn and discover from a local Maitland Bed and Breakfast. In addition, the Maitland Art Center offers a pleasant gallery and gift shop. Because of the beautiful grounds, several weddings take place in this location making this a romantic and educational place to stop to visit.

6. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
1101 Audubon Way
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 644-0190

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is a great way to spend a few hours observing nature and habitats such as owls, eagles, hawks and many other endangered or orphaned birds. This center, that originated in 1979, has helped over 12,000 birds. Sometimes, it is nice to unwind and relax in between visits to theme parks. The gazebo and lake make for a tranquil setting and a fabulous place to observe the wonderful birds.

7. Howell Branch Nature Preserve
3090 Temple Trail
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 836-6200

This lovely 52-acre nature preserve is a great place for a peaceful hiking experience. Beautiful deer and different species of birds can be found here.