New to Lake Placid or visiting? Check out the Chamber of Commerce article here on the main attractions to our town: Chamber of Commerce — Town Attractions In addition to this, one of our agents Alice has a fantastic write-up on the best places to eat out in town: Eat Local Lake Placid
“In early 1842 the area now known as Highlands County was set aside for the Seminole Indians. After the last Seminole War (1856-58) the Seminole people retreated southward into the Everglades. In 1909 Congress opened these lands for homesteading and by 1912 there were 75 homesteaders in the area! Over the ensuing years, the settlement…” For the full history of Highlands County, click the link below from the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce — Town History
One of Sebring’s biggest attractions is the Sebring International Raceway which hosts the worldwide-famous event 12 Hours of Sebring every year.
By far the number one reason to retire in Lake Placid are its many clear, freshwater lakes that offer several miles of waterfront where boating, fishing and watersports is accessible from your backyard. Lake Placid offers the most affordable rural-living lakehouses in the state. Check out the lakes map here Chamber of Commerce — Lakes Depth Map and you can see more information on this chart also provided by the Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce — Lakes Chart
Lake Placid, nicknamed the Caladium Capital of the World, hosts the Annual Caladium Festival every year where the whole town and all streets close down for an entire weekend for live music, food, arts and crafts booths, a car show and more! The 30th Annual Festival is this Friday, July 23rd and it runs through Sunday, the 25th. Folks come from far and wide for the fun and tours. It’s all about lake Placid as the Caladium Capital of the World!