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
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
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Alexander Springs offers fun, scenic getaway

Native Floridians know the best swimming pools in the state are not in someone’s backyard but are courtesy of Mother Nature. With a near constant year-round temperature of about 72 degrees, the tepid waters of Alexander Springs is the perfect watering hole on those sweltering Florida summers days. While the crystal clear waters attract splish-splashing […]... 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
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