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
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
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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
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Wings & Wildflowers festival wins social media award

TAVARES — Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival won first place in social media during the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando on Aug. 6. The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Division and Lake County Communications Department accepted the “SUNsational” award for their work on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter […]... 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
LakeBigBass.com

Fish for free in Lake County June 13-14

TAVARES – Gov. Rick Scott announced license-free fishing days in June for Florida residents and visitors. Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, freshwater recreational fishing license requirement will be waived. “This summer, we’re excited to make it easier for families to enjoy the world class fishing our state has to offer,” said Gov. Scott. “Florida is the […]... Read More
Landscape & Garden Fair

Landscape & Garden Fair to feature expert speakers, plant vendors and children’s activities

TAVARES – Lake County’s 4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a botanical-themed family-friendly event, will be held April 18-19 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. […]... Read More