The courthouse was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1989.
It is a magnificent building full of character.
Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park is located about 2 miles north west of Downtown Lake Placid and was opened to the public in 1999.
This park protects sand scrub, one of Florida’s most endangered natural communities. The park is full of virtually unaltered flora and fauna and is a great place to hike and take in the beauty of nature.
The park has white sand fire lanes for hikers as well as a half mile nature trail. In addition to hiking, visitors can also canoe or kayak on Lake June or fish from lakeshore.
As you drive through the streets of downtown lake placid you will find many of the buildings are painted with beautiful murals. Many local artist are involved in painting these murals and enhancing the beauty of Lake Placid Florida.
Be sure to watch the side streets as many murals are placed through out the town. From main street to side streets there are murals of all sizes and shapes. The best way to view the murals is to walk downtown lake placid and while your there, you might want to do a little shopping and have dinner.
There are about 44 murals to be viewed and appreciated.
Lake Placid Florida is often referred to as the “Caladium Capital“. Lake Placid is located on on Highway 27 in Highlands County Florida.
Caladium growers and the city now celebrate this distinction with an annual “Caladium Festival” with many caladiums on display. The Festival offers many things to do – food and fun.
The Caladium Festival is held in downtown Lake Placid and offers bus tours.
The 12 Hours of Sebring “Sebring Races” is held in March of each year at the Sebring Regional Airport (sebringairport.com). The airport is located east of the city.
The annual race draws race fans from all over the world to one of the oldest continuously-operating race tracks in the United States. This is a premier endurance racing event.
This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005.
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