Top Ways to Enjoy a Lake County Weekend

Lake County has something for everyone! Here are 10 must-do activities in Lake County that you need to add to your bucket list.

1. Fishing on the Harris Chain of Lakes

“As a professional bass fisherman there is no better place to live and practice than in Lake County, Florida. With well over 1,000 named lakes and countless miles of rivers and canals, Lake County is an ideal location to hone my skills and test new equipment.” -Tim Frederick | Lakes Link: Click Here

2. Hiking at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead

A sunset photo at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook

Take a hike at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead where you can see the sights of Lake Apopka. The trail takes you on the north shore of Lake Apopka and connects to the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden.   Explore more Lake County ecotourism attractions here:!/ecotourism/trails/ecotourismlistings | Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead Link: Click Here

3. Touring the Historic Howey Mansion

Lake County is home to several historic sites, including William J. Howey’s prized mansion. Learn the background behind the mansion as it has been restored to its original grandeur. You can even book the mansion as a meeting venue! Find out how: | Howey Mansion Link: Click Here

4. Swamp Buggy Tours at the Showcase of Citrus

Take an adventurous eco-tour on “the biggest Monster Truck in the world” at the Showcase of Citrus. A portion of the area is a natural habitat to alligators, birds, snakes, turtles,  as well as extensive vegetation. For more Lake County adventures, click here:!/adventures | Showcase of Citrus Link: Click Here | Photo by Orlando Sentinel

5. Nature Viewing at the Scrub-Jay Trail

With vivid shrubbery and fresh landscapes, Lake County fosters rich wildlife and bustling nature systems that many can learn from. The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail capitalizes this by providing a calm, yet adventurous habitat that’s open for exploration and bird watching.  If ecotourism excites you, check out other natural spots in Lake County that will leave you awestruck:!/ecotourism | Scrub-Jay Trail Link: Click Here

6. Browsing organic produce at Bountiful Farms

Experience personalized produce where American food initially took root: a small farm!  Bountiful Farm & Bistro is owned and operated by Lake County locals who cultivate natural, chemical-free heirloom vegetables & fruits. For other agritourism activities, click here:!/agritourism | Bountiful Farms Link: Click Here

7. All-Terrain Vehicle Riding at Revolution Adventure

Splashing an ATV through Florida mud on a rainy day is a classic, southern pastime. Started by Kevin Jowett, Revolution Off Road is an adventure park that offers exhilarating experiences from ATV’s and Jeeps, to fishing and archery. For more outdoor activities that’ll get your adrenaline pumping, click here:!/adventures/outdoor/adventureslistings | Revolution Off Road Link: Click Here

8. Wine Tasting at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Discover the art of winemaking through an audiovisual presentation, a guided tour, and a complimentary wine tasting! Lakeridge Winery offers tours and wine tasting seven days a week while hosting several festivals and events throughout the year. For more spots in Lake County that’ll have you feeling fine like wine, click here:!/wineandbrews | Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Link: Click Here

9. Antiquing at Renninger’s Vintage Antique Center & Flea Market

Many residents in Lake County appreciate vintage antiquing for building personal collections and experiencing a sense of nostalgia. Renninger’s Vintage Antique Center is home to twin buildings and a number of open-air shopping areas with a variety of dealers from produce stands, clothing shops, and oddity vendors, to high-quality antiques and collectibles. Discover more hidden gems that’ll satisfy your shopping needs here:!/shopping | Renninger’s Vintage Antique Center & Flea Market Link: Click Here

10. Snorkeling at Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs is one of only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida. The spring has a gently sloping beach into the spring basin, and is perfect for adventure seekers looking to get their feet wet in snorkeling and scuba diving! | Lake County Outdoor Adventures Link: Click Here

With a plethora of adventurous family-friendly activities available in the area, we’re excited to show you why Lake County is Real Florida, Real Close!

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Top Ways to Enjoy a Lake County Weekend