Caladium Capital Lake Placid FL

Caladium Capital

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.

Caladium Capital

 

Sebring Races – Premier endurance race held in Sebring Florida

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.

Sebring Races

This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005.

For more pictures goto

Sebring Races.com

Lake Placid Tower

Lake Placid TowerThe Lake Placid Tower opened in 1961. The tower is 270 feet tall (27 stories) and at the time of completion was said to be the tallest concrete block tower in the world.

The Lake Placid Tower is located just to the east of downtown Lake Placid Florida on highway 27. The tower instantly became a landmark for Lake Placid as it can be seen from miles away as you approach the town. The view from the tower is breath taking and is the best way to see all of Lake Placid.

The tower complements Lake Placid which is know as the “Caladium Capital of the World”.

 Lake Placid Tower

Golf Lake Placid

Golf Lake PlacidGolf Lake Placid at Lake June Golf and Athletic Club offering 9 holes of executive golf with Pro Shop, two tennis courts, heated swimming pool, shuffleboard courts and beautiful surroundings.

Located across the street from Lake June in Lake Placid Florida and Scrub State Park, enjoy golfing in a beautiful setting with all the amenities.

The club house will supply you with everything you need for a great day on the course.

You’ll be thrilled at the sunsets while enjoying native central Florida. The club is convenient and easy to get to. Plus, downtown Lake Placid is close by where you can shop and dine while viewing the many murals through out the town.

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Golf Lake Placid

Downtown Lake Placid

Scrub Park

Scrub ParkLake 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.

Scrub Park

Downtown Lake Placid

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