Hidden Harbor on Lake Harris is located in the vibrant and prosperous City of Leesburg, FL. We are conveniently located on U.S. Highway 27 South of The Villages in the heart of Central Florida, with easy access to the Florida Turnpike north to Gainesville and south to Orlando and Miami.
Boating will be a large part of your lifestyle at Hidden Harbor on Lake Harris. Our breath taking wooden board walk and dock leads on to Florida’s 8th largest lake in the state. Lake county is home to over 1,000 lakes, rivers, and unlimited outdoor adventures where you can navigate between the lakes to Silver Springs, then along the St. John’s River, and finally to the Atlantic Ocean.
Bird watchers living on Lake Harris will enjoy a breathtaking landscape while observing three identified nests that are home to the Cormorant, Osprey and Anhingal species. Florida ranks as the second highest state (after California) in the number of residents participating in watchable-wildlife recreation. Read about Florida’s fascinating birdlife and check out the pages below to your next outdoor excursion. Understanding your target species’ behavior, migration patterns, diet and habitat needs, for example, will make you a better birder.
- Check out the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas, where you can find distribution maps and species accounts for Florida’s 215 breeding birds.
Kayaking / Canoe Trails
Lake County, Florida has recently held a grand opening for the largest selection of waterway trails in the state with 130 miles of Blueways. Blueway trails guide paddlers in kayaks or canoes by a system of markers – similar to hiking trails – through scenic waterways filled with an abundance of wildlife, identifying regional features and interesting facts. Gopher tortoises, foxes, pocket gophers and more can be spotted among shrubs, mesic and xeric hammocks and pine flatwoods along the shorelines. A wide variety of aquatic life is teeming under the water’s surface, and at any moment, you may spot a heron or sandhill crane taking flight from among the marshes.
Mount Dora is just a short drive away with its historic streets, quaint boutiques and renowned antique shops. Mount Dora offers a wide array of shopping, dining, lodging, activities, fairs, festivals, pampering and entertainment. Check out www.whattodoinmtdora.com
With over 26 local courses to choose from, the diverse landscape of Lake County caters to both the adventurers and thrill seeking golfers alike. Local courses boast scenic vistas of “Old Florida” as well as natural rolling hills unique to only this Central Florida area. With dramatic fairway elevation changes and spectacular lake views, experienced or beginning golfers will enjoy some of Florida’s most majestic golf courses. Check out www.lakecountyfl.gov
Only 36 miles northwest of the world renowned attractions of Orlando