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
Scott Canterbury

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
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
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
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
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
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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how to Do florida returns to Lake County in backpacking episode

Chad Crawford, of how to Do florida, returns to Lake County during season 6, taking his daughter on a backpacking adventure through Alexander Springs and the Ocala National Forest. Saving the best for last, the Lake County episode is scheduled to air Saturday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details, photos and clips! Orlando […]... Read More