Lifestyle 2018-07-11T20:30:26+00:00

The Choice of Champions

Lake County Florida is conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida just West of Orlando. Lake County offers something for everyone of all ages and active lifestyles.  Clermont is known as the “Choice of Champions” because of its international reputation as the training ground for elite athletes. The combination of pristine lakes, rolling hills and warm climate make it an ideal location to train for triathlons, track-and-field events, water sports and more. Choice of Champions also recognizes the championship spirit. Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, Damu Cherry, Kellie Wells, Nina Kraft and Jason Couch are some of the many “champions” who live or train in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont is home to South Lake Hospital’s National Training Center (NTC) where fitness goals are met with inspiration, guidance and the tools you’ll need to achieve them. Members can enjoy the high-tech strength and cardiovascular equipment, private personal training, group classes and much more. The NTC also offers youth programming such as swimming, soccer and track and field to keep your whole family healthy and active. In addition, the NTC is home to dozens of Olympic athletes and serves as a warm-weather training ground for individual athletes and teams from across the nation and the globe.

Stepping into Mount Dora is like stepping into a New England town overflowing with historic charm and a small town feel unlike anywhere else in Central Florida. Residents of Mount Dora enjoy a relaxing lifestyle centered around the area’s beautiful lakes.  Enjoy waterfront dining and shopping then hop back in your boat for a sunset ride home.

Mount Dora is a unique town with local eateries and boutique shopping. It’s close enough to more urban areas of Central Florida to offer a convenient commute if that’s where you choose to work or play. Enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of other areas in Central Florida that may be more congested, but close enough to be able to enjoy it.  Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, International Drive and all the major attractions are just a short drive away.

West Orange Trail

Enjoy Mother Nature, Peace and Tranquility

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail owned by Orange County Parks and Recreation in Orange County, Florida, in the United States. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments. To the west of the West Orange Trail is the South Lake-Lake Minneola Scenic Trail in Lake County which was connected to the trail in 2007.

There are four main stations on the West Orange Trail, each providing parking, restroom facilities, bike racks and drinking fountains. All have picnic tables and playground and some, with concession stands. Bike and skates rental are available at the Killarney Station. The Chapin Station has a basketball court and tennis courts. Parking possibilities are also provided at seven outposts located in between the stations, some with drinking fountain and portable toilet.

  • Killarney Station
  • Winter Garden Station
  • Chapin Station
  • Apopka Station

A future extension is planned east along Welch Road to Wekiwa Springs State Park.

Coast to Coast Connector

The Coast-to-Coast Connector will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville, providing a “safe, scenic and sunsational” multi-use trail allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle and on foot.  This connector will be the first of its kind in Florida and has already fueled the economic revitalization of communities along its routes such as Dunedin and Winter Garden. The C2C is a major priority within the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan developed by the Office of Greenways and Trails.

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Winter Garden
Farmers Market

Just Outside of Lake County

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is the premier market open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2 pm in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.

The Market has quickly grown into a community staple and offers a large selection of vendors from locally grown produce and baked goods, to homemade soaps and fresh flowers, and even live entertainment each week! Bring the whole family (even your four-legged friends) and experience what makes the Winter Garden Farmers Market so special.

Enjoy LIVE MUSIC every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Don’t forget to check out Plant Street market, a local community market located in historic downtown Winter Garden, with 20 vendors featuring natural, organic food and handmade products all inside of one building.

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