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If you’re looking for an authentic Florida experience not far from Walt Disney World, escape to Lake County. Lake County, Florida is truly at the center of the state, where 2 major highways intersect. There are over 250 named lakes in the county (hence the name!) Plus, Lake County has the advantage of being 20-40 minutes away from Walt Disney World.
Lake County Florida offers plenty of fun activities which we try to take advantage of as often as we can. I enjoy being a tourist in my own home town and discovering all that the area has to offer.
Not far from Disney World!
The beauty of Lake County, is that it’s not far from Walt Disney World and many tourists actually stay in or very close to Lake County. If you’ve ever heard of or stayed in Four Corners, you’re likely in Lake County, Florida.
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Paddleboard & Kayak
Lake county is a prime place for watersports. Our adventure with Adventure Outdoor Paddle took us into a secluded, authentic experience.
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When you get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, you can explore the outdoors on hundreds of acres of land like we did on our Off Road Adventure.
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Hello, it wouldn’t be Florida if I didn’t suggest picking oranges! Just like you pick apples up north, you can pick oranges in the Sunshine State. One of the largest places to pick oranges in Central Florida is the Showcase of Citrus. Not only can you pick oranges here, but also take a monster truck ride through the swampy area. My favorite is their gift shop. While it is full of the stereotypical tchotchke souvenirs, they have a large selection of Florida made wine…my favorite being the Key Lime Wine.
As I mentioned, Lake County has a plethora of lakes. We enjoyed a a day out with a Pontoon Boat, but rentals in the area cover everything from canoes to speed.
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Lake County is home to one of 2 wineries close to Walt Disney World. Just north of Clermont is Lakeridge Winery. They offer wine tours, festivals and concerts, and about 10 different varieties of wine. Popular is Southern Red and Southern White, but my favorite is Sunblush.
If you’re looking to combine an authentic Florida experience with a visit to Walt Disney World, be sure to check out what you can do in Lake County, Florida. Let me know if you visit, I’d love to show you around!