Area Residents and Visitors Guide

Lake Wales – Real Florida at its Best

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There is a wealth of things to do in the Lake Wales area. Enjoy the solitude of walking or biking around beautiful Lake Wailes or swimming and working out one of the area’s many health clubs. Contemplate the mystery of  Spook Hill.

Take in a rodeo on Saturday evening at Westgate River Ranch. Enjoy a play at the Lake Wales Little Theatre, a concert or art show at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Tour the shops and historic architecture in downtown Lake Wales.

Enjoy the area’s many unique dining experiences. Learn about the area’s citrus industry at Florida’s Natural Growers’ Grove House Visitors Center. Explore the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center (The Depot) to learn more about the history of Lake Wales. Book a retreat at Lake Aurora Christian CampCircle F Dude Ranch Camp or The Florida FFA Training Center.

Fishing, boating, airboat rides, water-skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, sky-diving, golfing and tennis also may be enjoyed year-round.

Visitors can choose from a variety of accommodations that include bed and breakfast establishments, hotels, motels, cabins, mobile home rentals, apartments or rental homes. If camping is your preference, there are campgrounds and camping facilities for both RVs and tents in the area.

Bok Tower Gardens and nearby Kissimmee State Park, the Ridge Audubon Center & Nature Trail, and Tiger Creek Nature Preserve, offer unparalleled views into Central Florida’s unique ecosystem and history. The Ridge area is home to flora and fauna that are found nowhere else in the world.

Whether you are seeking life’s simple pleasures, the thrills and challenges of adventure sports or just plenty of Florida sunshine, visiting Lake Wales –”Real Florida” at its best – will be a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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