Lake County, FL

YOUR AUTUMN HID E AWAY YOUR AUTUMN HID E AWAY

A man casts a line for a fish in one of Lake County’s many waterways.
Reel in the Big One
 Two children stand by hay bales at Sunsational Farms in Lake County.
Enjoy the Autumn Harvest
A woman admires a surrounding field of sunflowers in Lake County, Florida.
Saunter in the Sunflowers
A family enjoys the surrounding wildlife  while hiking in Lake County, Florida.
Discover the Great Outdoors

Fall into
New Adventures in Lake County

Autumn is the perfect time to escape and unwind along our 1,000 lakes. Our proud traditions surrounding the citrus harvest season, host of fall festivals, and incredible opportunities to hike, bike, fish and explore the heart of Florida make us the ideal fall getaway. Plan your next autumn vacation to Lake County and discover Real Florida. Real Close. with these ideas:

The 225-foot-tall Citrus Tower in Clermont opened more than 60 years ago to provide views of surrounding citrus groves in Lake County.
Explore the Citrus Tower
A citrus grove brimming with oranges is a sure sign of the harvest season in Lake County.
Feast on Delicious Citrus
The 225-foot tall Citrus Tower provides incredible views for miles.
Admire Amazing Views
The Showcase of Citrus offers U-pick farming, a retail outlet, petting zoo and more in the heart of Lake County.
Discover the Showcase of Citrus

Harvest New Memories

As the days shorten and the weather cools, a time-honored tradition generations in the making returns to Lake County: the autumn harvest. The end of fall brings the return of citrus season; pick oranges to your heart’s content with our guide to the region’s best U-Pick farms, including the 2,500-acre Showcase of Citrus, and the century-old citrus grove at Graham Farms in Umatilla. After enjoying our bounty, ride up to the top of the 226-foot Citrus Tower in Clermont, originally built in 1955 to view the surrounding citrus groves that dotted the countryside.

Renninger’s Fall in the Field event is one of Lake County’s premier autumn festivals.
Fall in the Field
The towering corn husks at Scott’s Maze Adventures provide fun for the whole family every fall.
An A-Maze-ing TIme
Santa’s Farm in Lake County offers plenty of pumpkins to pick from.
Find Your Perfect Pumpkin
The Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Fest is an annual fall tradition in Lake County.
Go Medieval This Fall

Find Your Fall Festival

Make the most of the season at our full slate of autumn events and festivals. Pick out your perfect pumpkin at Southern Hill Farms’ Fall Festival starting September 25, wander the giant corn maze at Scott’s Maze Adventures, and browse for great finds at Fall in the Field, an antique show that features some of the Southeast’s best dealers. Or dress in your favorite medieval garb and head to the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire in Tavares. Plan your next visit using our guide to the best fall festivals.

Glamp in Autumn Splendor

Surround yourself in the incredible beauty of Lake Louisa State Park on your next  autumn getaway. The park offers a host of overnight accommodations ideal for the cooler nights of fall, from luxury camping to 20 cabin rentals, all with easy access to the park’s magnificent forests, serene lakes and tranquil hiking, biking and horseback trails.

 A family enjoys one of the numerous bike trails in Lake County.
Pedal the Day Away
 A child admires the stunning trees found in Lake Louisa State Park.
Explore Lake Louisa State Park
The sun sets after a beautiful day on Lake Dora.
Relax on Lake Dora
A woman tees off at the beginning of a hole at a Lake County golf course.
Tee Off in Lake County

Explore the Great Outdoors

Savor autumn outside in Lake County, as cooling temperatures provide ideal weather to spend the day hiking, biking or golfing. Blaze your own trail and explore beautiful parks, serene waterways and pristine forests with our hiking guide. Discover our region on two wheels on our bike trails that traverse our rolling hills and peaceful lakes, or pound the pavement with this insider’s guide to the county’s best running trails.

The sun sets on a perfect day in Lake Dora.
Enjoy a Lake Dora Sunset
A kayaker paddles down one of the many waterways available for recreation in Lake County.
Explore a Paddler’s Paradise
The blue, pristine waters of Alexander Springs offer great opportunities for swimming and diving.
Soak in Alexander Springs
A man on a boat goes fishing on one of Lake County’s many waterways.
Cast a Line

Relax by Our 1,000 Lakes

Spend a day – or a week – enjoying the hundreds of beautiful lakes you’ll find at every turn in Lake County. Reel in the big one, cast a line for trophy bass or book a guided expedition using  our fall fishing guide. Paddle the day away through quiet lakes and creeks and past Florida wildlife on our network of blueway trails. And take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters of Alexander Springs.

Dine Al Fresco

Dine by our lakes this fall with our guide to the best restaurants with outdoor patios throughout Lake County. From terraces with lakeside vistas to incredible sunset views at the Mission Inn Resort & Club, there’s no shortage of perfect patios across our county to enjoy an idyllic autumn evening.

This delicious pint from Wolf Branch Brewing Company proves why the brewery is one of the top options for craft beer in Lake County.
Raise a Glass
The Leesburg Center for the Arts offers great exhibits for culturally-inclined Lake County visitors.
Admire Great Art
This is one of the many delicious cups of coffee you can find at Foxtail Coffee Company.
Get Caffeinated
The Mount Dora Marketplace is a great place to people-watch and shop in Mount Dora.
Explore Mount Dora

Discover Our Cities

Browse blocks of boutiques, sip your way through breweries and coffeehouses, feast in food halls and admire public art in Lake County’s charming small cities. Our guides to the walkable lakeside communities of Mount Dora, Clermont, Leesburg and Eustis will leave you with plenty of ideas for shopping, dining and exploring during your next visit here.