Vacations are meant to be fun. It should be a time to unwind, soak in the sun and enjoy some much-needed, well-deserved R&R. Sound about right? Then you’ve landed in the right place. Lake County dishes out a vacation full of nature, adventure, show-stopping cuisine, and some of the friendliest locals around. Keep scrolling to learn what you can experience in Florida's lakeside escape.
The land of 1,000 lakes gives new meaning to outdoor activities. The nature of the environment creates ample opportunities to immerse yourself in adventure everywhere you look.
Explore the water with help from our local outfitters. Climb into a kayak and glide your way through our countless waterways. You’ll quickly discover abundant wildlife, vast greenery, and incredible views you won’t see from the land. Browse our Paddler’s Paradise for routes, tips, and tricks to start your journey.
Cast a line and reel in a fresh catch from land or water! There’s certainly no shortage of fishing holes in Lake County, so pack up your supplies and sunscreen to head out for a day (or more) of incredible fishing. Check out our guide to boat rentals, marinas, fishing charters, and tackle shops to plan your next fishing escape.
Land excursions go from remarkable to incredible when you do them on horseback. Trot over to our local stables for guided tours covering more than 150 miles of equestrian trails, including options for relaxing lakefront rides and adventurous treks into the forest. Or bring your own horse for personal adventures set at your own pace and preference.
A vacation is a perfect time to try new things, so take on an adventure with outside-of-the-box opportunities! Dive into the crystal-clear, fresh water of Alexander Springs that maintain a constant 72° year-round temperature. Swim, splash, and snorkel through what can only be described as bliss.
Cruise across the lakes in a rented catboat - a personal catamaran - that speeds up to 25MPH. Take in the natural sites and wildlife at your own pace. If you’re looking for more, knock adrenaline up a notch with some speed across the water while jet surfing, wakeboarding, or wake surfing at Clermont Watersports Complex.
How about taking in a different view? Take flight onboard a chartered seaplane for incredible views of the lakes and surrounding area. The thrill, the excitement, the experience! It’s all here, so get going!
During your excursions, you’ll need to take time to refuel. So taste-test your way through the abundant cuisine options in Lake County. From fresh bakeries to tangy BBQ and family dining to fine dining, you won’t leave here hungry! Internationally-inspired Cuban, Asian, Mediterranean, and Mexican (plus plenty more!) restaurants have made their mark with eclectic dishes bursting with flavor. To say you’ll be impressed is an understatement.
Dip into one of Lake County’s breweries for a sampling of locally made small-batch craft beer. From ales to lagers, brewmasters are constantly drafting up new seasonal flavors, so there’s always something new to try.
More of a varietals fan? With several tasting rooms, you can sip and savor your way through selections of your choice. If you have some time on your hands, make the trek to our local wineries. Gorgeous views, tours, and live entertainment take your tasting experience to a new level.
Or, go all-in for a whole tasting experience by hitting the stops on the Lake County Pub Crawl. Including both breweries and wineries, you’ll get to experience plenty of flavors and gorgeous views along the way.