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
Lake Apopka Loop Trail

Lake Apopka Loop Trail is your link to nature

  Situated on the northern shore of Lake Apopka, the Lake Apopka Loop Trail began with 6.3-miles of recreation trail allowing visitors to traverse a unique landscape of levees, canals and wetlands. With the completion of the newest extension in 2016, the loop trail encompasses 18 miles of pristine, natural terrain. Lake County partnered with […]... 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
Sarah Haskins

Clermont Olympian explains how training in South Lake gives her the winning edge

Clermont triathlete Sarah Haskins took home the gold during the recent IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American Pro Championship in Panama, a challenging race among professional athletes along a breathtaking path which included a fast swim, unique transitions and a flat bike course which showcased scenic Central America. “This was my first time to Panama City and […]... 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
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
Green Mountain Scenic Overlook

Green Mountain Scenic Overlook offers a view like no other

One of Lake County’s newest public lands offers visitors an unparalleled vantage point. Featuring a 132-foot elevated boardwalk leading to a 20×20 foot overlook offering exceptional views of Sugarloaf Mountain, Lake Apopka and the Orlando skyline, it’s no wonder the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead is becoming one of the county’s most popular natural […]... Read More
Alicia Kaye

Clermont woman wins New York City Triathlon

Alicia Kaye, a 31-year-old Clermont triathlete, won the female professional division at the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon on Aug. 3, competing among nearly 4,000 athletes. “I am extremely pleased to have won the NYC Triathlon and to retain my lead of the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Series,” Kaye said. “The competition and course were […]... Read More