Known as “The Choice of Champions,” Clermont’s distinct rolling hills, lakes, climate and sports facilities have earned it an international reputation as the training ground for triathletes, runners and cyclists.
But South Lake County also attracts casual hikers, bird watchers and vacationers to romantic cabin rentals overlooking sparkling waterways. Horseback riding, camping, canoeing and kayaking are some of the many activities available for those needing a weekend getaway, and nature enthusiasts can enjoy wildlife viewing at its best while learning about Florida’s only endemic bird at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.
For a unique view from above, families can take a trip to the top of the Florida Citrus Tower, an observation deck offering a 360-degree view of eight Central Florida counties. At the base lies the Presidents Hall of Fame, featuring a White House replica and an expansive John F. Kennedy, Jr. collection. For the adventurous types, Revolution Off Road offers eco tours of the beautiful Florida terrain by land and water.
A visit to Clermont is never complete without a stop at Florida's largest premium winery, Lakeridge, to sample wines made from locally grown Muscadine grapes.