Lake Minneola on the Clermont Chain of Lakes

Clermont has been chosen as one of 15 Best Lake Towns in the U.S From Maine To California by Travel+Leisure.  

Maya Kachroo-Levine, a writer for the publication, lists 15 lake towns that she notes are not only right on the waterfront of the country’s clearest and most sought-after lakes – they have bustling town centers and lively culture within….. They’re not just waterfront havens where you can rent a boat for the day or go stand-up paddleboarding, they’re also destinations with exciting restaurants, hotels, shopping, and plenty of non-water-based activities.

Lake Minneola on the Clermont Chain of Lakes

Under the distinctive heading, Welcome To Your Next Waterfront Escape, Clermont Chain of Lakes is described as a system of 11 lakes in Florida, but the historic village of Clermont is specifically nestled on Lake Minneola. About half an hour from Orlando, Clermont is the heart of this multi-lake community and is also close to Lake Louisa (the largest of the Clermont Chain of Lakes). When you’re not exploring the surrounding lakes, enjoy the small-town charms of Clermont, from the Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market every Sunday to the shopping along Montrose Street in Clermont’s Historic Village.

Lake Minnehaha on the Clermont Chain of Lakes
Clermont is in the spotlight! and excited to bring athletes and visitors to enjoy the lakes and downtown area

Lake County Rowing Association, located directly on the shores of Lake Minneola, offers Adult Learn to Row, Summer Youth Learn to Row Camps, and Team and Individual Training.

Crewing on Lake Minneola
Some Upcoming events on the Lake

July 4th

Red White and Boom
Clermont celebrates Red White and Boom at Waterfront Park with food trucks, DJ music, and ending with fireworks over Lake Minneola. Viewing sites include Waterfront Park and Victory Pointe.

The Freedom 5k
The second annual Freedom 5k race begins at Clermont’s Historic Village and ends at Suncreek Brewery. Runners, walkers, joggers and whole families are welcome! All participants receive a Brooks running tank top, custom metal, Suncreek beer (adults 21+) and post-race snacks.

Cool Sommer Mornings Tri-Du-5K Series

One of the longest-running multi-sport series in the country, the 36th Annual Cool Sommer Mornings Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike-5K series will be run on the shores of Lake Minneola.

A themed series
July 10 – Toga Party
August 14 – Love Boat
September 11 – Never Forget

*October 23 – USAT National Ultra Distance Championship

September 18Sips & Salsa Festival at Waterfront Park
A display of cultural cuisine will be available in a variety of exquisite dishes, accompanied by live salsa music and dancing. Lots of activities for the whole family including Chihuahua races, domino tournaments, kids zone and much more!

October 15th – 17th  Pig on the Pond will return this year!

December 3-4 – Light Up Clermont

Further details will be furnished as events get closer to date

Below are the other 14 best lake towns

  • Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
  • Greensboro, Georgia
  • Bayview, Idaho
  • Aurora, New York
  • Bigfork, Montana
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Lakeway, Texas
  • Charlevoix, Michigan
  • White Lake, North Carolina
  • Rangeley, Maine
  • Osage Beach, Missouri
  • Chelan, Washington
  • Vergennes, Vermont
  • Big Bear Lake, California

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