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
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
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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
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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
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
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Exciting new events added to this year’s Wings and Wildflowers Festival

From Segway tours of secluded ecotourism attractions to a 5K run around Leesburg, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival is offering new events that will appeal to birders and beyond. The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, will spotlight Lake County’s growing reputation […]... Read More
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Meet the original Florida Highwaymen

Florida’s historic landscape artists, known as The Florida Highwaymen, will return to Mount Dora for 13th Highwaymen Art Show, Sale and Benefit on August 9 and 10. Meet artists Al Black, James Gibson, Isaac Knight, Robert Lewis and Roy McLendon. Admission, is free. Participants of the Florida Highwaymen Art Walk through downtown Mount Dora between […]... Read More
Lakeside Inn

Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces host hotels

Celebrate Lake County’s diverse birds, wildflowers and natural resources while relaxing in comfort and style at any of the three Wings and Wildflowers Festival’s host hotels. The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, is proud to offer festival-goers special rates for nearby accommodations at Lakeside Inn, […]... Read More