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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Holiday Gift Guide to Lake County Local Makers

Cute, quick, and creative! These gift ideas will show your loved-ones that you thought outside of the box this holiday season while supporting local vendors who contribute to Lake County's growing creative culture. 1. Dose Bath Co. This whipped soap and bath company is making a splash in Lake County with their ...

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10 Things To Do in Lake County That Capture “Real Florida!”

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 ...

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Get Your Feet Wet at Lake Norris

Get Your Feet Wet at Lake Norris

With summertime around the corner, are you looking for new ways to “go with the flow?” Lake Norris is making tides in the Lake County area with outdoor activities spanning across the 3,660 acres of lush natural environment. Visitors can quench their thirst for adventure with activities that include hiking, ...

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Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley breaks ‘big year’ record to become top birder in Lake County

Gallus Quigley TAVARES — Lake County Parks & Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley has broken the Lake County "big year" record, counting 220 birds in Lake County since Jan. 1. "It's been an absolutely awesome experience," said Quigley. "In one weekend alone, I saw four new birds, three birds new to Lake ...