My husband and I were at a pinball convention in Orlando in late July, and before heading home we stopped at Little Econ Greenway for a bike ride. Little Econ Greenway runs for almost 7.5 miles along the Little Econlockhatchee River, from N Alafaya Trail (SR 434) to N Forsyth Rd. We parked at the west end of Blanchard Park and traveled west - definitely more scenic than the east route (which we rode next). There are shaded portions as well as sunny stretches, and there's a butterfly garden along the way. I heard (but didn't see) alligators. The paved path is 14 feet wide, plenty of room for passing other bicycles, runners, and roller bladers. There's a killer (for us beginners) hill near the east end, but it was fun! There are plans for expansion and connection to other local trails (Cady Way and Cross Seminole), but it's definitely a cool trail for a shorter ride, and a perfect conclusion to our Disney-free Orlando weekend.
Parking for riding on Little Econ Greenway is available at Blanchard Park, Arcadia Acres Park, the Econ Soccer Complex, Harrel Road, and at the SR 50 Trailhead just east of Goldenrod Road.
2451 N Dean Road