Gallinule Crossing

Nature lovers invited to participate in Wings & Wildflowers Festival photo contest

Lake County Tourism is inviting nature lovers with a photographic eye to enter the Wings & Wildflowers Festival inaugural photo contest. With Lake County’s growing reputation as Florida’s premier birding destination, the goal of the festival is to enhance awareness and appreciation of the area’s natural resources and quality of life. The contest seeks to […]... Read More
Major League Fishing

Lake County featured on the world’s most watched fishing show

Jack Link’s Major League Fishing, the most-watched fishing show on television, recently filmed its Shell Rotella Challenge Cup on the Harris Chain of Lakes. The Challenge Cup, which is the 13th Major League Fishing production, will showcase 30 of the world’s top competitive anglers as they tackle the water bodies of Lake County. The seven […]... Read More
Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 20th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, to be held in downtown Leesburg April 22 – 24. The Lake County Public Transit Division, which operates LakeXpress, is encouraging Bikefest revelers to safely […]... 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

Save the date for the 5th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, Oct. 14-16

Offering field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower sanctuaries, and bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area, Lake County is proud to announce the 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, being held Oct. 14-16. As in previous years, Lake County is partnering with the city of Leesburg in hosting the event again […]... 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
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
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