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
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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
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
Chad Crawford

Lake County featured in backpacking episode of ‘how to Do florida’

The popular television series “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities, is once again featuring Lake County, this time in an upcoming backpacking episode. “My passion is spending time with my family in natural Florida and with Lake County’s trails, springs, and lakes,  it’s the perfect place to do just that,” […]... Read More