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YOUR SUMMER ESC APE

A beautiful sunset over one of the more than 1,000 lakes in Lake County, Florida.
Lake County Sunset
Lake County’s hundreds of lakes and creeks make it a paddler’s paradise.
Paddle the Day Away
Lake Louisa State Park in Lake County, Florida offers numerous camping and glamping options.
Lake Louisa State Park
Clermont Brewing Company in Clermont, Fla. serves delicious food  and craft beer.
Clermont Brewing Company

Summer Vacation?
Lake County, Naturally

Go and relax by the lake – or 1,000 lakes – here in Lake County this summer.  Our beautiful parklands, picturesque lakes and charming small towns filled with shopping and dining options make us the perfect escape close to home. Swim in our pristine springs, tee off at our golf resorts, discover vintage finds at our antique shops and explore our paddler’s paradise. Plan the ultimate summer getaway to Lake County with our ideas below.

Lake County offers numerous options to get outside and paddle the day away.
Explore a Paddler’s Paradise
Swim in the crystal clear waters of Alexander Springs.
Alexander Springs
Rent a boat or hop on a tour to see Lake County’s more than 1,000 lakes.
Get on the Water
Cast a line and enjoy incredible fishing in Lake County.
Reel in the Big One

Cool Off

Beat the heat this summer by spending a day on our pristine lakes and waterways. Dive deep into the cool, crystal clear waters of  Alexander Springs. Reel in your next trophy fish on a guided expedition or rent your own fishing boat, and navigate our creeks, lakes and the Dora Canal with a guided kayak, cat boat or pontoon tour.

Visitors exploring the Dora Canal in Lake County, Florida can see incredible wildlife.
Dora Canal
Lake County’s many parks and preserves offer incredible opportunities for hiking.
Get Outside
Find your perfect escape in Lake County’s many parks and preserves.
Go Explore
Discover new adventures on the hiking and biking trails of Lake Louisa State Park.
Lake Louisa State Park

Blaze Your Own Trail

Discover incredible outdoor adventures this summer in Lake County. Explore scenic nature walks, picturesque preserves and stunning lakeside paths with our guide to hiking and biking trails. Or paddle the day away with or map to the scenic blueways found along our lakes and creeks. Learn more about our wild side with our nature lover’s guide to Lake County.

Explore the charming streets, incredible restaurants and unique boutiques of Mount Dora, Florida.
Mount Dora
Browse through the many antique shops and thrift stores in Lake County, like Umatilla Thrift.
Umatilla Thrift
Mount Dora in Lake County  offers blocks of walkable shops and unique boutiques.
Exploring Mount Dora
Mount Dora offers numerous shopping options in Lake County, Florida.
Shopping in in Mount Dora

Explore Our Stores With Stories

Spend the afternoon wandering the charming lakeside towns of Mount Dora, Eustis and Clermont, which feature blocks of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, breweries and food halls. Browse for unique finds at nearly one dozen antique shops across our county. Or shop the day away inside Renninger’s Marketplace, a sprawling flea market with nearly 75 vendors selling everything from furniture to donuts, coins and curiosities.

Discover Roadside Quirk

Hit the open road this summer and explore classic Americana along U.S. 27 in South Lake County. Shop for orange honey and citrus salsa at the Showcase of Citrus, a sprawling fruit stand, country store and bar serving mimosas and orange slushies next to a petting zoo and monster truck rides. Experience sky-high views of the county at the 226-foot-tall Citrus Tower outside of Clermont. And hail to the chief at the Presidents Hall of Fame, which features miniature replicas of the White House and Mount Rushmore and a treasure trove of presidential memorabilia.

Sink your teeth into delicious menu options at Pisces Rising  seafood restaurant in Mount Dora, Florida.
Pisces Rising
Twisted Sugar in Clermont offers delicious cookie flavors like key lime pie.
Twisted Sugar
Lake County, Florida offers numerous restaurant options to please every palate.
Dig in
Order a freshly brewed beer at Wolf Branch Brewing Company in Mount Dora.
Wolf Branch Brewing

Chow Down

Feast on authentic southern barbeque, delectable desserts, fine dining and casual fare along our lakes with our guide to the best restaurants in the area. From Cuban cuisine to delicious seafood and down home southern cookin’, you won’t leave here hungry! Then wash it all down and  sip on our suds with this roundup of the best craft breweries and bars serving local craft beer.

Plan Your Stay

From floating boat parties to salsa dancing festivals, we love to have a good time here in Lake County. Celebrate with us this summer at our host of festivals, concerts and other events using our calendar. And discover the best of Lake County with our interactive maps that showcase all there is to see, do and explore across our region; just pick where you want to go, what you want to do, and our map will do the rest!

Stay at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state of Florida.
Lakeside Inn
Bella Collina Golf Club in Monteverde, Florida offers numerous nearby lodging amenities.
Bella Collina
Stay, play, tee off and unwind at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.
Mission Inn
Camp – or glamp – in the natural beauty of Lake Louisa State Park in Lake County, Florida.
Lake Louisa State Park

Check In

Relax and recharge at one of our boutique hotels and resorts, scenic lakeside rentals, charming bed and breakfasts or rustic campsites. Glamp underneath the stars at Lake Louisa State Park, tee off after waking up at the beautiful Mission Inn Resort & Club, or unwind at the historic and charming Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, the longest running hotel in the state. Make Lake County your homebase for your next Central Florida escape!

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