Chad Crawford

‘how to Do florida’ spotlights South Lake attractions

The hit show “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities across Florida, is returning to Lake County for a third episode, this time focusing on South Lake-area adventures and attractions. “Central Florida is not all theme parks and crowds,” said “how to Do florida” host Chad Crawford. “Not far from all […]... Read More
Fishing in Lake County

Catch the big one with Lake County’s new fishing website

Featuring 1,400 named lakes and seven of the top 11 lakes for number and size of bass fish in Florida, Lake County is the place to catch trophy fish. To help anglers do just that, Lake County Tourism and the Lake County Communications Department recently launched www.lakebigbass.com, a one-stop-shop for fishing enthusiasts visiting Lake County. […]... Read More
Mission Inn's El Campeón Golf Course

Lake County golf destinations honored by Golf Advisor

Two Lake County golf courses have been awarded top honors on Golf Advisor’s “Best of Lists” based on several hundred thousand reviews by golfers, for golfers. The 99-year-old El Campeón Golf Course at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills has been ranked the second best course in the nation and the best in Florida […]... Read More
Gallus Quigley

Gallus Quigley wins Lake County birding ‘Big Year’ challenge

After a yearlong challenge that took Gallus Quigley from as far north as the Lake George boat ramp in Astor to as far south at the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, the Parks & Trails Coordinator can now undisputedly claim his title as Lake County’s top birder. In 2015, Quigley met his “big year” goal, counting […]... Read More
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Annual festival pairs holiday fun with a spark of competition

What happens when a small town in Lake County has a Christmas festival that includes a home decorating competition? The whole town sparkles with both lights and excitement. The annual Howey Christmas Festival is one of the largest events for Howey-in-the Hills, a town of just over 1,000 residents. But that doesn’t stop the more than […]... Read More