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Lake County Tourism and Business Relations Division has developed several online and print brochures featuring some of the unique activities in Lake County, Florida. Below are links to these online guides and brochures.


Vacation Guide

Vacation Guide
The guide's layout is similar to a typical magazine as feature articles help give the reader an in-depth look at some of Lake County's popular getaway destinations. Another interesting feature in the guide is the itineraries, which suggest two-day excursions for visitors to explore the County's waterways, cultural attractions and golf courses. In addition to the feature articles and itineraries, the guide has a comprehensive listing of local museums, annual events, art centers, playhouses, boat cruises, parks, golf courses and general attractions.

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Events Guide

Online Events Calendar
Promote your Lake County events by posting them online. All events will be published on our online calendar.

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Monthly Events Guide

Monthly Events Guide
Monthly guide to festivals and events in Lake County.

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30 Adventures in 30 Days

30 Adventures in 30 Days
In this natural wonderland, the great outdoors are your playground offering opportunities for many different exciting activities. While you may not have an entire month to spend in Lake County, this list will give you many ideas of what to do during your visit.

With Lake County’s variety of open spaces and crisp, clear waterways popular activities include hiking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, wakeboarding, off-road motorcycling and kayaking. Take the 30-day challenge and explore what you didn’t know about Lake County.

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Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques & Collectibles
The casual hunt for that special item always begins at Lake County’s boutiques and shops. Search for a one-of-a-kind gem among the many quaint shops, charming boutiques or the antique treasure troves. Tourists can fill an entire day with pleasure shopping and treasure hunting in these downtown districts.

While shopping is a normal activity for any downtown area, the cities of Lake County offer so much more. From annual antique festivals to weekly farmer’s markets, shopping for hidden treasures in Lake County’s cities is an experience filled with that small-town charm and charisma.

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Arts & Heritage

Arts & Heritage
The cultural attractions of Lake County can best be described as heart-warming and inspiring. Between the art galleries and local playhouses, the artistic spirit in Lake County is alive and well.

Buoyed by the surrounding natural beauty, many artists travel to this area for the inspiration provided by Mother Nature. The rich and bountiful natural surroundings are what also brought settlers to Lake County in the 1840s. Several local museums celebrate the area’s storied history with extensive displays of unique and priceless artifacts.

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Bed & Breakfast Inns

Bed & Breakfast Inns
Reconnect with your loving partner at one of Lake County’s relaxing, romantic and quaint bed and breakfast inns. Home to a dozen unique bed and breakfasts, these historic inns create a nostalgic environment that takes guests back to the days of “Old Florida.”

Each inn offers a unique blend of personal touches, inviting atmospheres and architectural diversity. From the Victorian to Arts and Crafts to Vintage Florida, these retreats often put guests within walking distance of the local vibrant downtown districts full of excellent dining and shopping choices. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Lake County are country inns, which offer the down-home feel of grandmother’s house.

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Biking Trails

Biking Trails
All the elements needed for a breathtaking bicycling ride are evident in Lake County's paved trails, on-road biking lanes and offroad paths. Inviting weather year-round, serene rolling vistas, lush natural habitats and quaint small towns make Lake County a haven for all types of bicyclists from the leisure riders to the well-tuned sports competitors.

The one ingredient that makes Lake County stand out from other Florida locales is its hills. The adjoining 4-mile South Lake Trail and 5.5-mile Lake Minneola Scenic Trail boast the highest elevations of any rails-totrails project in the state. The two trails, which connect to the 22-mile West Orange Trail, offer cycling enthusiasts with an unprecedented amenity. Together, the trails feature a spectacular array of picturesque vistas from the area's rolling hills and tranquil lakes.

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Bird Watching Brochure

Bird Watching in Lake County
Bird watching is the fastest growing outdoor sport in the nation, and Lake County is happy to be a part of it. As the name of this County would indicate, it is a great place to view more than 200 different species of birds.

This bird-watching guide was developed, in cooperation with the Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society, to encourage local and visiting birders to explore Lake County's natural beauty. With 18 identified locations to go birding, including some hidden gems such as the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Lake County is the right destination for advanced and beginning birders.

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Boating and Waterways Brochure

Boating and Waterways
With more than 1,000 lakes and rivers, there’s no surprise how Lake County got its name. This Central Florida county is not only home to hundreds of waterways, but the quality of freshwater fishing and boating amenities are some of the best in the region.

Along with listing the dozens of marinas and boat ramps located in Lake County, this online guide was designed to inform residents and tourists about the many boating and fishing opportunities in the area.

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Equestrian Adventures

Equestrian Adventures
With thousands of acres in public preserves, equestrian adventures are plentiful in Lake County. Local stables offer a full range of services including guided tours, lessons and professional training.

Horseback riding in this part of Central Florida is a delight for professional or novice equestrians because of the availability of open space and horse trails. With more than 150 miles of equestrian trails, horseback riders can enjoy a sedate trip through lakefront trails or an adventurous trek along a forest path.

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Farmers' Markets

Family Fun - Exciting adventures for the whole family
If you are looking for an adventure the whole family can enjoy, head to Lake County where family fun options are as plentiful and varied as the landscape. Everything from a splash park to carriage rides and miniature golf to sea plane adventures, we have exciting activities the whole family can experience together.

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or a leisurely location to savor nature and each other, Lake County has picture-perfect family adventures that the whole family will enjoy. So start creating special memories and make it a family fun vacation you won’t soon forget.

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Farmers' Markets

Farmers' Markets
To obtain fresh products directly from the farm, the ten farmers’ markets in Lake County are super warehouses of good buys and great deals. In addition to selling fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, local farmers’ markets offer a variety of other homemade goods including jams, salsas, infused oils and honey.

Other typical items found in Florida farmers’ markets are seafood and tropical plants. Farmers’ markets allow Lake County residents and visitors to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and homemade goods.

In addition, many of the local farmers’ markets are held in vibrant downtown districts that offer other shopping opportunities.

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A Golfer's Paradise

A Golfer's Paradise
Golf courses in Lake County boast scenic vistas of "Old Florida" as well as the natural rolling hills unique to only this Central Florida area.

With more than two dozen courses in the area, golfers have a bevy of options. With dramatic fairway elevation changes and spectacular lake views, experienced or beginning duffers can swing away on some challenging public links or toprated championship layouts.

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Parks & Trails 2014 Events Guide

Parks & Trails 2014 Events Guide
The Lake County Department of Public Resources, Parks & Trails Division, manages more than three dozen parks, preserves and boat ramps. The Division's park rangers lead regularly scheduled nature hikes and bird and butterfly surveys in a select few of these parks in addition to properties owned by the Lake County Water Authority and St. Johns River Water Management District.

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South Lake Trails Map

South Lake Trail System Map
The trails in South Lake are known for some of the most picturesque views in the state. Visitors to the South Lake, Lake Minneola Scenic and North Hancock Extension trails can enjoy beautiful hilltop vistas, lovely lake scenery, varied elevations, perfect picnic spots and charming parks. The 9-mile trail system boasts shopping, restaurants, historic sites, conservation areas and many other amenities.

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Spas

Spas
Spas in Lake County offer a full range of services, treatments and products for hair, nails and skin. In a comforting ambiance, the spas of Lake County offer an unforgettable and tranquil experience. Spa-goers can fill an entire day with massages, body wraps, facials and other beautifying treatments.

Whether you need some personal pampering or a quick respite from your hectic lifestyle, the teams of professionals at Lake County’s collection of day spas and salons are available to begin your journey to relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Thrify Treasures

Thrify Treasures
To find the latest trends, look no farther than Lake County’s assortment of second-hand shops. Call it bargain browsing, treasure hunting or thrift shopping, but just don’t refer to it as unstylish.

Shopping at second-hand stores is a trendy move for the fashionably savvy looking to add affordable and unique additions to their wardrobes. From the flared pants of the ’70s to the wide belts of the ’80s, fashion comes full circle and there is no better place to find the once out-of-date trends than the bargain shops of Lake County.

The best part about rummaging through the racks for vintage attire is all of the shops in this brochure benefit a worthy cause.

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Traveling with your Pets Guide

Traveling with Your Pets Guide
Your pet will LOVE visiting Lake County, and so will you. The Welcome sign is out and you will find this naturally beautiful wonderland is a perfect pet friendly destination.

Come experience the acres of preserves, parks, forests, and more than 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers. Your pet will say, "Good Choice"! Pack up the feed bag and food bowl and don't forget your Coggins test and rabies certificates. We hope to see you and your pet soon.

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U-Pick Farms

U-Pick Farms
Known for its lush groves of juicy citrus, Lake County is home to more than a dozen farming operations that allow visitors the opportunity to hand pick their own fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Other than the sweet navels and tangy tangelos, the “u-pick” farms in the area also tout a delectable variety of berries and grapes. For the more adventurous type, several farms in Lake County cultivate exotic fruits such as muscadine grapes, figs and persimmons.

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Waterway Adventures

Waterway Adventures
With more than 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers, access to Lake County's natural wonders is just a boat ride away.

In addition to a dozen marinas and 60 boat ramps, Lake County also touts local companies that offer guided boat tours. Visitors can schedule a romantic moonlight cruise or view exotic wildlife such as alligators, otters and nesting waterfowl.

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Weddings & Celebrations Brochure

Weddings & Celebrations
You’ve found the perfect partner, the perfect ring and now all that remains is locating the perfect place for the marriage ceremony and reception. With its 1,000 lakes and gentle rolling hills, Lake County, Fla., can provide the storybook beginning for your special day.

From ordering a cake to reserving a reception hall, organizing a wedding can be a daunting task. The Lake County Tourism and Business Relations Division developed this wedding guide to help you find your way through the maze of matrimony planning.

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