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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Where to Eat Sundays & Mondays

Where to Eat Sundays & Mondays We’re often asked about the best places to eat on Sundays and Mondays, since many favorite local restaurants and cafes are closed one or both of these days. To help answer this question for Lake County residents and visitors, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants ...

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Insider’s Guide to Astor

Explore Astor, Florida Tucked away in the northern end of Lake County, among the trees of the Ocala National Forest and along the shores of the St. Johns River, lies the little town of Astor. Life here is lived on the river, and though on the smaller side at just 2.6 ...

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Memorable places to propose in central Florida

Memorable places to propose in central Florida Thinking of popping the question to that special someone in your life? You’ve probably picked out a ring he or she will love, but have you thought about the perfect setting? Whether you’re from the Real Florida or just visiting, we’ve compiled some of ...

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Reconnect with Family in Lake County, Florida  

Reconnect with Family in Lake County, Florida  Our families mean a great deal to us, whether it’s those we were born into or the ones we formed ourselves along the way. They’re here for us when we need it most, but sometimes the everyday stressors of life can get in the ...

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10 Ways to Recharge in Lake County

Recharging is more than just getting away. It’s about leaving the everyday stressors behind and going to a place that makes you feel relaxed and refreshed. It’s about waking up in a calming environment and spending the day doing exactly what makes you happy – whether it’s on a boat ...

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Plan Your Relaxing Getaway to Lake County

Plan Your Relaxing Getaway to Real Florida Birds chirping. Waves lapping at a boat dock. Sun shining through vineyards. Finding the ultimate relaxation is possible with a visit to the Real Florida, and it’s closer than you think. Just a short drive west of Orlando sits Lake County and one of ...