Besides the beaches, a variety of nature experiences offer a pleasant break away. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Blackpoint Wildlife Drive Park, and St. Sebastian River Preserve offer beautiful landscapes such as salt marshes, mangrove forests, grasslands, and freshwater creeks and rivers. These wildlife havens are peaceful settings for such activities as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and birding. If you're seeking more action-packed activities, check out EcoSafaris At Forever Florida in St. Cloud. Outdoor adventures offered include horseback, coach, and zipline safaris, as well as a cypress canopy cycle.