Great Reasons To Stay At Sunshine RV Resort At Lake Placid, Florida:
How about the many Park_Activities... that we provide, or the beautiful weather (See Local Weather Forecast...), free cable TV, a central location for Places to go Statewide..., or even the Things to do Locally....
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I. Park Activity Schedule - November 1st to May 1st:
Cards & Games
Food & Entertainment
Coffee & Donuts
||Get-togethers every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning @ 8:30 for coffee, guest speakers, information about the weekly activities, & more.||Wireless Internet (Wi/Fi) is available in the Park in most locations. Also, a telephone is in the Library for Local Calls, 800 numbers and Credit Card Calls.|
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III. Local Attractions:
Local Attractions, Recreation, Hobbies And Things To Do There's a lot to do in Lake Placid and Highlands County. We've outlined some of the best below (for Lake Placid and Sebring dining and shopping, click HERE). Don't forget to check the weather first!
Parks & Nature Hiking and biking can be found all over Lake Placid and the rest of the county. They are creating new multi-use trails all the time. Some of the best places to hike, bike and view wildlife are listed below:
Highlands Hammock State Park is an incredible place to visit, and a must see! Wildlife abounds and there is a wide variety of trails - some short and some longer and it's a fabulous place to ride bikes or take a guided tram tour.
Even closer to Lake Placid is Lake June In Winter State Park - right on the shores of Lake June. This is a beautiful park for hiking. There is a family of American Bald Eagles right on the shore in a stand of dead trees, easily visible by boat when approaching the park on Lake June. There is approximately 3 miles of pristine park shoreline on Lake June - and this will prevent development and preserve this area!
Archbold Station is an interesting place to visit to learn about the region's geology and ecology, animals and birds.
Ridge Rangers - Experience the Lake Wales Ridge - explore natural areas, meet new people, gain valuable experience and save species from extinction.
IV. Boating & Fishing
The lakes are the undisputed number one attraction in Highlands County. We've caught many largemouth bass in several of the lakes in Lake Placid. We catch and release the bass because there is quite a bit of fishing, but many people eat them as well as the excellent and more plentiful pan fish (specks).
There are several public fishing areas in the parks around the lakes. Bishop park is on Lake June Rd. and has great picnic facilities, boat ramps and a good dock and fishing pier. Lake June Ball Fields is a huge park off Deen Blvd. "behind" downtown Lake Placid. There are boat ramps, a swimming beach and a fishing pier. These are just a couple of the many parks found around our lakes. Some, however, such as Placid Lakes Park, are only for residents.
For a Local Map of Lakes and Boat Ramps around Lake Placid, Florida, click here.
Check out our Lake Chart, which provides more information on most lakes in Lake Placid.
Bait & Tackle (and boats!) can be purchased at:
Angler's Fix-It Shop, Inc., 344 Anderson Street, NE, Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-6345 Cypress Isle RV Park & Marine (Lake Istokpoga), 2 Cypress Isle LN, Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-5241
There are several reputable boat dealers and repair shops on US 27 in Lake Placid.
V. Local Golf
Placid Lakes Country Club is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course & Country Club. It's located at 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd., (863) 465-1626. Lake June West Golf and Athletic Club is a nice little Par3 golf course at 1057 Lake June Rd., Lake Placid FL, (863) 465-2888.
VI. Lake Placid's BIG Events
The Caladium Festival attracts thousands of visitors. This year, it was on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 25-27, 2012. There were games, crafts, car shows, entertainment, tours of the beautiful caladium fields and much more!
The Holiday Parade has over 100 floats and exhibits - it's really nice and goes right through downtown Lake Placid. Of course, Santa will be along for the ride too.
Fireworks Over Lake June (in July). Celebrate Independence Day by viewing the fireworks that are shot over Lake June from the Lake June Ball field park - we always go by boat and it's fantastic!
Ag-Venture. This September event introduces children young and old to the world of agriculture. For further information contact Danielle or Darlene Phypers at (863) 465-2313 or Judy Brown (863) 655-0123
The Lake Placid Country fair is a great 2-day event in February that attracts over 200 crafters, entertainers and clubs. It's located in DeVane Circle. 2012's event was a GREAT success! MANY people came out to view the craftwork and the weather was beautiful.
VII. Other Great Lake Placid Activities
Florida Gardening Resources A good site to find information on plant species, growing, etc.
Florida Native Gardening Provides good information and links for Florida Native Gardening.
Florida Plant information Online
Lake Placid Memorial Library is located on the DeVane Circle, at 47 Park Drive. The Library has more than 35,000 items in its collection, including current bestselling books, fiction, nonfiction, videos, DVDs, children's books and magazines and newspapers.
Take the Lake Placid Mural Tour. Thirty-six murals adorn the walls of buildings throughout town, and a lot of these are HUGE! Visit the Mural Society webpage for more information and a location map.
Lake Placid Aero modelers Club: Visitors are welcome to see radio control planes flying off the runway at our club field in Lake Placid, Fla. Meetings are second Friday of the month, 7:00 PM November to March at Placid Lake's town hall at 2010 Jefferson Ave. For further information call Don Strong at 863- 465- 3503.
Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum is a cute place to visit right downtown near the railroad tracks. It's at: 19 Park Avenue West, Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-1771
This is actually in Sebring, but the Highlands Little Theatre has Broadway-style plays and dramas on the shore or Lake Jackson. There is also dinner theatre - you should check this out!
Royal Palms Bowling Center has bowling (of course!), pool tables, video games, darts, a snack bar and a bar with big screen TV. It's at: 800 US 27 South, Lake Placid, FL 33852, (863) 699-0925
Placid Lakes Airport has a 4800-foot paved & lit runway (FAA identifier 8X6). There are homes directly off the runway and Key West style townhouses across the street.
Toby's Clown School is a free clown college. It was started by Keith (Toby) Stokes in 1993 who with his many graduates entertain patients at area hospitals. It's located on DeVane Circle. For more information call: (863) 465-4438
There are no cinemas in Lake Placid, but Sebring has two:
IX. Nearby Attractions/Events:
Seminole Casino in nearby Brighton, Florida
Sebring International Raceway is a world-class facility that hosts the world-renown annual 12 Hours Of Sebring Race. It's located by the Sebring Airport at: 113 Midway Drive, Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 655-1442
Spook Hill in Lake Wales
Sunshine RV Resort is centrally located to all your "Want to see" places.
For a State Map of Florida showing
|Disney World||70 Miles||Parrot & Monkey Jungle||145 Miles|
|Semimole Casino||20 Miles||Florida Keys||254 Miles|
|LEGOLAND||42 Miles||Deep Sea Fishing||90 Miles|
|Sea World||75 Miles||Everglades National Park||140 Miles|
|St. Augustine||195 Miles||Sanibel Island||90 Miles|
|Cape Kennedy||140 Miles||Sarasota Jungle Gardens||90 Miles|
|Daytona Speedway||140 Miles||Busch Gardens||85 Miles|
|Lion Country Safari||120 Miles||Lakeshore Mall||19 Miles|
|Sebring Raceway||10 Miles||Lake Wales||32 Miles|
|Seaquarium||195 Miles||Silver Springs||135 Miles|
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