Tucked away in Highlands County, in the Southern part of Florida known as “The Ridge” of the Sunshine State, is Lake Placid. Not to be confused with New York’s Lake Placid, this Florida town nicknamed after the myriad of murals painted on buildings across town.
If you are looking for a destination to visit this summer before fall sets in, this freshwater destination in Florida is definitely one to consider given its cozy nature and perfect summer charm. Lake Placid has more than 27 lakes for you to cruise and fish this summer. Very well known for being a great fishing experience, moderate temperatures and sunny times assure the perfect weather for all the cultural, recreational, and educational activities the small, quaint town has to offer.
As you can imagine, most of the recreational sports in town are water based, so be prepared to enjoy everything from swimming, boating, and fishing until the sun goes down. A seasonal market is set up every second Saturday morning of the month for locals and guests. As you can imagine, most of the recreational sports in town are water based, so be prepared to enjoy everything from swimming, boating, and fishing until the sun goes down. A seasonal market is set up every second Saturday morning of the month for locals and guests.
What about the kids? You’ll have more to choose from than you’ll have time for! H.L. Bishop Park offers everything from a boat ramp, picnic tables, basketball, and volleyball courts for athletes of all ages. Kayaking and airboat rides are available regularly to guests for exploring the varied wildlife and picturesque scenery of the great outdoors. Once you’ve enjoyed, there’s everything from berry picking to watersports to try. For the avid fishermen, the area is known for its high stock of large mouth basses. We’ll have you know that catching six to eight pounders is common around these parts. With an olive green appearance, the large mouth bass is the largest of the black bass fishes, reaching (record) length of 29.5 inches and (unofficial) weight of 25 pounds 1 ounce. In addition, the area offers a widespread of land based recreational activities for sportsmen.
A hunter’s paradise, Lake Placid also offers game such as duck, quail, pheasant, turkey, wild hog, among others. So this summer, if you’re thinking of taking your boat out and maybe mixing up the outdoor activities, Florida’s Lake Placid is a place to consider whether it’s a trip out with friends or the family.