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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Free Things To Do in the Real Florida!

Free Things To Do in the Real Florida! Whether you’re on a budget or not, free things are pretty awesome. Free food? Always. Free samples? Of course. Free admission to places you love? Absolutely. So when it comes to things to do, we’ve put together a list of freebies in the ...

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2021 Spring & Summer U-Pick in Lake County

2021 Spring & Summer U-Pick in Lake County Published: March 31, 2021 Central Florida’s U-pick farms are favorites among locals and visitors alike for their fresh, ripe fruits, ‘grammable scenes and all-around good times. Blueberries and peaches are in season during the summer months, but it’s also the tail end of the ...

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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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Four Romantic Date Ideas in Lake County, Florida

Four Romantic Date Ideas in Lake County, Florida The Real Florida is a vibrant, awe-inspiring place filled with adventures that are perfect for sharing with your special someone. To make things a bit easier, we’ve gathered four of the area’s best date ideas and added in some options to make them ...