Leesburg Bikefest

Countdown to 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest

Guest Post by: Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC The 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest roars to life on April 28-30, 2017 and this year offers its usual full slate of enthusiasm, experiences, incredible course destinations and much more. The City of Leesburg, just north of Orlando, has become known as one of America’s premier biker destinations. Leesburg […]... Read More
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Fishing League Worldwide to film on the Harris Chain of Lakes

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced that one of its six broadcast tournaments will be filmed on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg March 9-12, 2017. The 2017 Walmart FLW Tour, on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the […]... 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
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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PEAR Park’s Wildlife Watch Post is the area’s newest ecotourism destination

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Parks & Trails Division announced the Wildlife Watch Post at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park – Wildlife Conservation Area as Lake County’s newest destination for birders, native plant enthusiasts and nature photographers.To help further promote ecotourism in the area, the county proudly opened the Wildlife […]... Read More
Melinda Myers

Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces keynote dinner at Lakeside Inn with James Currie and Melinda Myers

MOUNT DORA — The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival presents a special keynote dinner with gardening columnist Melinda Myers and birding TV host James Currie on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Myers, a gardening expert and author, has 30 years of […]... Read More
Gallus Quigley

Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley breaks ‘big year’ record to become top birder in Lake County

TAVARES — Lake County Parks & Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley has broken the Lake County “big year” record, counting 220 birds in Lake County since Jan. 1. “It’s been an absolutely awesome experience,” said Quigley. “In one weekend alone, I saw four new birds, three birds new to Lake County, two rarities for Florida and […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers festival wins social media award

TAVARES — Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival won first place in social media during the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando on Aug. 6. The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Division and Lake County Communications Department accepted the “SUNsational” award for their work on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter […]... Read More
Ride "Real Florida. Real Close." Leesburg Bikefest

Leesburg Bikefest rumbles into town

LEESBURG – Ride “Real Florida. Real Close.” during the 19th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, rumbling to town April 24 – 26. But for Bikefest revelers who prefer to safely travel to and from the festival without the hassle of parking or finding a designated driver, the county’s Public Transportation Division is offering convenient shuttle service through the 3-day event. As in […]... Read More
Wings & Wildflowers Festival

Wings & Wildflowers Festival to bring nature experts to Leesburg

LEESBURG, FLORIDA – The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival will feature field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower havens, as well as bring some of the nation’s top nature experts to the Venetian Gardens, 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, from Oct. 2-4. Last year’s Wings & Wildflowers festival reached an attendance of over 4,000 people and included more […]... Read More