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.

Alexander Springs – Virtual Tour

With a constant year-round temperature of 72 degrees, the cool waters of the Alexander Springs Recreation Area makes it the perfect watering hole on sweltering Florida summer days. While the crystal clear waters attract splish-splashing youngsters, Alexander Springs includes a variety of activities for the whole family. Check out our Love ...

St. Johns River – Virtual Tour

The St. Johns River flows north through Astor and is the perfect place to see native wildlife or launch your boat for a day on the water. For those interested in learning about the nature and history of the St. Johns River and Astor, take a St. Johns River Tour ...

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Must Do Hikes in Lake County 

Take a short drive west of Orlando and you will find yourself in Lake County, “Real Florida. Real Close.” Lake County is the perfect place to escape into wide open places and explore the Florida outdoors. Going on a hike can be a great thing to do right now to release some stress and get some fresh air. Check ...

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Fishing Forecast for Lake County, FL | January-March, 2020

Originally published at https://myfwc.com/fishing/freshwater/sites-forecasts/ne/ on January 1, 2020. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) has released the latest fishing forecast for some of the more popular fishing destinations. Check out their thoughts and get on the water! Visit LakeBIGBass.com for more information on fishing in Lake County, Florida. Harris Chain of Lakes Depending ...

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

Seven must-do family activities for a 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 late ...

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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 ...