Forest Gateway

Small, rustic towns that allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas are a big part of Lake County’s charm. Few towns epitomize that more than the ones surrounding the Ocala National Forest. A visit to Umatilla, Altoona, and Astor allows locals and tourists to take advantage of the nature that abounds here.

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Seven must-do family activities for a summer weekend in Lake County

Seven must-do family activities for a summer weekend in Lake County

Sunny days and even brighter nights are here in Lake County for you to escape, relax, and enjoy. Plan your weekend itinerary of fun in “Real Florida, Real Close,” from the Tavares Train Station to shopping in downtown Mount Dora, to an off-road adventure in Clermont, it’s not too ...

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Alexander Springs offers fun, scenic getaway

Alexander Springs offers fun, scenic getaway

Native Floridians know the best swimming pools in the state are not in someone's backyard but are courtesy of Mother Nature. With a near constant year-round temperature of about 72 degrees, the tepid waters of Alexander Springs are the perfect watering hole on those sweltering Florida summers days. While the crystal clear ...

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Check out Lake County’s most Instagram-worthy spots

Lake County has many picturesque places for you to capture a “do it for the gram” post to share with your followers. The Visit Lake team visited areas across the county and compiled them for you to view.   Astor and Altoona Clermont Eustis Leesburg Fruitland Park and Lady Lake Mt. Dora Umatilla Whether ...

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Explore the Forest Gateway

Altoona • Umatilla • Astor Small, rustic towns that allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas are a big part of Lake County’s charm. Few towns epitomize that more than the ones surrounding the Ocala National Forest. A visit to Umatilla, Altoona, and Astor allows locals ...

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Hidden gems across Lake County

Lake County has more than 1,000 lakes with activities and attractions to keep you busy for days. However, there are many others places to enjoy a day of fun, a quiet hike, great places for kids and animals, history and historical buildings, along with the joys of Real Florida. Real ...

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Finding Every Corner Of Lake County

The cities and towns of Lake County always warmly welcome visitors. Whether you’re looking for fun on the water, a nature hike or birding, shopping in great boutiques or antique stores, you can find what you’re looking for in Mount Dora or Leesburg or Eustis or Clermont or Lady Lake. ...