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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.