West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem". A 128-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.
- Take Exit 272, FL-50/Colonial Drive, off Florida’s Turnpike.
- Head west on FL-50/W Colonial Drive, towards Clermont, for 0.87 miles.
- Turn right onto FL-438, Oakland Avenue, for 1.16 miles.
- Turn left onto Machete Trail, and proceed through the Preserve entrance, to the parking lot.