Experience the laid-back lifestyle that characterizes this scenic Florida city, surrounded by beautiful lakes, lush parkland and excellent golf courses.
Leesburg is located in Florida’s picturesque Lake County. This lovely city is bordered by several scenic waterways, such as Lake Harris and Lake Griffin. Enjoy the laidback lifestyle and explore its numerous parks and nature reserves. Visit one of Leesburg’s excellent golf courses, tour around the lush Florida landscape or go on a relaxing boat trip.
The city has a range of green spaces and public parks lined with nature trails and hiking paths. Visit the Venetian Gardens, established in 1938, on the banks of Lake Harris. The park features trails, gardens and canals. Admire the landscape on a stroll along the Canal Street Trail or the Magnolia Trail. Unwind with a leisurely game of golf or tennis at one of the Leesburg recreational sports areas.
Find out about Leesburg’s prominence as a citrus- and watermelon-farming city in the early 20th century at the Leesburg Heritage Museum. Learn about the region’s interesting agricultural heritage at Paquette’s Historical Farmall Museum. Tour one of the area’s finest historic houses at the Mote-Morris House, which was built by a former mayor and features a four-story turret.
Explore Leesburg’s lakes by boat, kayak or on a scenic road trip. The region’s beautiful natural landscape and abundant Lake County waterways are a great destination for camping and boating. Bring your fishing reel or buy one from a local store to try your luck fishing for sunfish, bluegill and several different species of bass.
Head out to Lake Griffin State Park to discover a magnificent natural reserve where ospreys, bald eagles, herons and river otters make their homes. Canoe or sail through Ocklawaha River to the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Leesburg is located in central Florida, 44.5 miles (71.6 kilometers) northwest of Orlando. Reach this tranquil Florida getaway via Leesburg International Airport or by car. Central Florida has a sunny and mild winter season and warm, humid summers. Be prepared for high rainfall in the warmer months. Ensure you’re inside during tropical thunderstorms to experience a spectacular lightning show.