June 29, 2023

Take a dive in one of our local lakes and springs

1.4 min read| Published On: June 29th, 2023|

By Akers Editorial

Take a dive in one of our local lakes and springs

1.4 min read| Published On: June 29th, 2023|

Lake and Sumter Counties overflowing with waterside fun, food, and relaxation.

This month, I welcome you to dive in and explore the gorgeous lakes and springs of Lake and Sumter counties. 

We are so fortunate to have many water-based recreational activities right in our backyard. There’s no denying that water is our niche. It makes our area unique. Other counties have lakes, rivers, and springs, but nowhere near the quantity and quality we have for fun-filled adventures and ecotourism.

Want to experience an exhilarating, beautiful, one-of-a-kind seaplane flight? Venture to downtown Tavares and book a flight with Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Tours. 

Interested in exploring shallow backwaters and marshes? Visit Swamp Fever Airboat Adventures in Lake Panasoffkee. 

Want to see animals in their natural habitats—alligators quietly sinking under the water, blue herons standing statue-like on the bank, and a family of turtles sunning on a log overhanging the water? Book one of the many boat tours offered in Lake and Sumter counties.

Hungry for a fabulous dining experience served with a side of scenery? You’re in luck. Both Lake County and Sumter County offer plenty of restaurants with lakeside dining. 

In keeping with this month’s theme of “On the Water,” we’re providing you with a comprehensive list of ways to enjoy the abundance of glorious water in Lake and Sumter counties. 

Some of my fondest memories as a teenager involved hanging around Venetian Gardens with friends and enjoying the lush landscape, picturesque bridges, and stunning lakeside views. Today, some of my favorite memories happen when we take the family out on the boat.

Whether it’s boating, swimming, or a lakeside walk, there’s something special about being near the water that puts us in a calm, relaxed mood. I guess it’s because water generates a sense of awe. 

I hope you and your family will see for yourselves how enjoyable a day on the water can be. I promise you this much – you won’t have to worry about ridiculous crowds and long lines. 



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