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Lake County, FL Office of Elevate Lake


Community Profile

While Lake County is home to a myriad of local recreational and entertainment opportunities, residents also enjoy the County’s close proximity to the many regional recreational and entertainment destinations found in surrounding counties. The Orlando-area attractions and the beaches on both the east and west coasts are within an hour’s drive of Lake County.

Provided below are the approximate mileage between Lake County’s County Seat (Tavares) and a number of regional destinations.


18-Hole Golf Courses 26
Blueways 146 miles
Biking/Hiking Trails 226 miles
Lakes and Waterways 1,000 named, 200+/- square miles
Boat Ramps 60+
Bird Watching 200+ species, 19 Bird Watching Locations
Multi-Purpose Recreation Parks 7 parks, 488 acres
Parks and Recreation Facilities 660 ac. Developed, 266 ac. Undeveloped
Professional Sports (within 1 hour)
NBA Orlando Magic
MLB Tampa Bay Rays
NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
Arena League Tampa Bay Storm, Orlando Predators
Soccer Orlando City Lions
College Sports (Local)
Baseball, Women's Fast Pitch Softball, Women's Volleyball Lake~Sumter Lakers
College Sports (within 1 hour)
All Major Division 1 Sports Florida Gators, South Florida Bulls, Central Florida Knights
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Regional Destinations

Regional Destinations Drive Distance (In miles)
Ocala National Forest 24.0
Central Florida Zoological Park 27.6
City of Orlando 34.3
Orlando Sanford International Airport 35.3
Universal Orlando Resort 41.0
Silver Springs 42.0
SeaWorld Adventure Parks 46.5
Walt Disney World Resort 48.5
Orlando International Airport 49.5
Daytona Beach (Atlantic Ocean) 61.0
Lego Land 67.8
Bok Tower Gardens 70.6
Homosassa Springs (Gulf of Mexico) 71.0
NASA Kennedy Space Center 84.6
Busch Gardens 86.5
City of Tampa 92.0
Tampa International Airport 97.0
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