Attractions in Leesburg, Florida

Attractions in Leesburg, Florida
Leesburg, Florida, located in Lake County on the Florida Peninsula, is home to golf, camping and water sports. The Lake Wales Ridge hills, which run south and north of the city, offer hiking and walking opportunities. The city also hosts a Mardi Gras and an art festival each March.

The Leesburg Lightning

The Leesburg Lightning, part of the Leesburg Men's League, play in the Pat Thomas Stadium during baseball season. The team's website publishes a list of the games and times.

The Leesburg Lightning
Thomas Stadium
Leesburg Recreation Department
1851 Griffin Road
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-9885

Venetian Gardens

The Venetian Gardens area includes a series of islands with a ski beach. A community swimming pool and bathhouse is located in the garden complex. Parking is free. Skiing and boat fees range in price.

Venetian Gardens
109 East Dixie Avenue
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-9885

Canal Tours

The canals surrounding Leesburg make for interesting nature observation. Tours and charters are available on any day from October through April. Fees range in price and are determined by the number of travelers, route and services requested.

Captain Spencer's Tours and Charters
32311 Angler Avenue
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 406-7150

Walking and Running

Leesburg hosts the Avid Runner's Club and a separate Walking Club. The runners leave from the Cardio Fit's parking lot each morning at 5:30 a.m. for a four- to five-mile route around the city. Walkers depart from the same location at 6 p.m. The events are free.

Avid Runner's Club and the Walking Club
318 South 2nd Street
Leesburg, FL 34749
(352) 702-2521

Magnolia Trail

The Magnolia Trail is part of the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department. The specially designed course is located between Palmetto and Magnolia Streets. Exercise equipment and benches are spaced appropriately along the nearly mile long loop for activity breaks.

Magnolia Trail
Leesburg Recreation Department
1851 Griffin Road
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-9885

Leesburg Art Festival

The Leesburg Art Festival is celebrated each March in the downtown area. The showings are judged by local juries with cash awards given for prize winners. Local, regional and national artists also display and offer works for sale during the festival.

Leesburg Art Festival
429 West Magnolia Street
P.O. Box 49285
Leesburg, FL 34749
(352) 365-0232

Article Written By Lee Grayson

Lee Grayson has worked as a freelance writer since 2000. Her articles have appeared in publications for Oxford and Harvard University presses and research publishers, including Facts On File and ABC-CLIO. Grayson holds certificates from the University of California campuses at Irvine and San Diego.

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