Vacationing

Highlands County is a lure for those looking for high quality living and an attractive, clean environment. The area’s unique environment is an attraction for outdoor lovers, and offers dozens of species of native bird and animal life, as well as the great resource of Highlands Hammock State Park.

Highlands County also offers other active attractions, like the Sebring Speedway, home of the Sebring Gran Prix, one of the original gran prix races to be held in the United States.

Uncrowded golf courses attract hundreds of visitors. Swimming, boating, and fishing in area lakes are just the outdoor activity for others. Highlands County is home to 95 lakes, 17 parks, and 39 boat ramps.

Highlands County’s central location provides quick access to great beaches on both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Just to the north near Lake Wales lie the unique Florida attractions of Historic Bok Sanctuary, and National Landmark, along with Florida’s Cypress Gardens, famous for it’s water ski shows, fantastic floral displays, and dozens of other features. The enormous vacation complex of Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and more, lies about 90 minutes north of Highlands County.