Lake County, FL

Home to over 1,000 pristine lakes and rivers, it’s obvious how Lake County got its name. But beyond the bountiful lakes swimming with fish and wading birds, is a landscape found nowhere else in Florida. Rolling hills and stunning vistas comprise Lake County’s unique terrain, leading up to the highest point in peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore tranquil wooded pathways to refreshing clear springs in one of our many parks. Paddleboard your way through hidden waterways lined with oaks laden with Spanish moss, have family fun with authentic fall farm traditions, and embark on an exciting corn maze adventure. Lake County has something for everyone. 

Lake County boasts several friendly small-town destinations that feature unique historic downtown districts. Dotted with art galleries, antique shops, boutique stores and intimate lakeside dining, Lake County’s small towns and downtowns are a refreshing reminder of the way life should be. Live music streams nightly from downtown Mount Dora’s many eclectic restaurants, pubs and wine bars. For a romantic meal, visitors can meander down flower laden brick alleys, where hidden-away restaurants offer some of the best meals in town. Mount Dora is also a shopper’s heaven and dozens of locally-owned antique shops line the downtown streets.

Known as the “Festival City,” Mount Dora hosts dozens of popular annual events including the Craft Fair, Plant & Garden Fair, Scarecrow Competition and others. The nearby Folk Music Festival and Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire also provide weekends full of fun. Families will love the lively festivals, heritage museums, and nostalgic train rides on the The Royal Palm Railway Experience. Train ride experiences offer many themed offerings from birthdays, brews and BBQ to Polar Express and Ghost Tours. Visit www.thefloridatrain.com for more information. 

Whether exploring the area on foot, via seaplane, Segway, or steam engine, it’s easy to see why Mount Dora is “Someplace Special.” For details about planning your trip to Mount Dora, visit www.visitmountdora.com.

When traveling to Lake County for a weekend getaway, festival or a special event, visitors will find an array of accommodations, from glamping tents, rustic lakefront cabins to quaint bed and breakfast inns. Plus centrally located in the county is the only full-service destination resort in the area. The Mission Inn Resort & Club boasts lovely Spanish architecture with its barrel tiled roofs and numerous fountain courtyards, the resort is a distinctive destination for the most scrupulous traveler.

For visitors wishing to unwind from the grind, Lake County has a little something for everyone: be it kayaking beautiful blue ways, golfing, or fine dining at a lakeside restaurant, Experience ‘Real Florida. Real Close.’ just 30 minutes outside of Orlando.

Check out www.visitlakefl.com for details on planning your next getaway.