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
The Miracle Field of Lake County

The Miracle Field of Lake County is a track and field for people of all abilities

In partnership with the Miracle League, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce the grand opening of the Miracle Field of Lake County at Lake Idamere Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. at 12335 County Road 448, Tavares. The Miracle Field features a […]... Read More
5th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair

5th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair blooms in Tavares

Lake County’s 5th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a botanical-themed, family-friendly event, will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Lake County Extension Center’s Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Sponsored by Lake County, The University of […]... 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
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
Water Wise Garden

Lake County dedicates ‘Water Wise’ garden

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners, in conjunction with The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County and the Lake County Water Authority, is inviting the public to a dedication ceremony for a new Water Wise Garden demonstration exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 9 […]... 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
Landscape & Garden Fair

Landscape & Garden Fair to feature expert speakers, plant vendors and children’s activities

TAVARES – Lake County’s 4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a botanical-themed family-friendly event, will be held April 18-19 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. […]... Read More
Chad Crawford

Lake County featured in ‘how to Do florida’ TV show

Describing his excursion along Lake County’s blueways as a “special experience,” Chad Crawford, host of “how to Do florida,” recently filmed a lake hopping adventure along a series of local paddling trails on the Harris Chain of Lakes that offer a unique view of the area. “Paddle boarding and kayaking have become some of the […]... Read More