Sebring International Raceway
Sebring International Raceway adjacent to the Sebring Regional Airport was established in 1950 and is North America’s oldest permanent road racing facility. It is known as the Birthplace of American Endurance Racing. The circuit sits on what was once a WWII B-17 combat crew training base known as Hendricks Field. Nestled among the orange groves and cattle ranches of Central Florida, Sebring International Raceway has hosted the legendary 12-hour endurance classic since 1952, which is now part of the prestigious IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Downtown Sebring is concentrated around the roundabout, commonly known in the Sebring area as “The Circle”, giving Sebring its nickname “The City on the Circle”. The downtown area is home to a number of boutique stores, galleries, cafes, and entertainment venues. Sebring’s entire downtown is a designated 1920s Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time!
Town of Lake Placid
In 2013, Lake Placid was named “America’s Most Interesting Town” by Reader’s Digest. Known as the Caladium Capital of the World and the Town of Murals, Lake Placid has 27 freshwater lakes, 47 beautiful Murals around town depicting the town’s history, and Toby’s Clown School. Lake Placid is a great place for a day trip.
Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Hammock State Park is a 9,000-acre park, 4 miles west of Sebring in Highlands County. Highlands Hammock State Park is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists alike. The park is full of amenities to attract outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those just looking to relax a little. There are numerous trails you can enjoy. Take a casual stroll along an elevated boardwalk to view the many species of birds, and you may even catch a glimpse of an alligator. If you like to explore nature a little more up close and personal, you can enjoy a hike along the Ancient Hammock Trail where you will see tree-lined trails, spring fed lakes, and you may even spot a family of deer along your way. For those looking to do a little cycling, you can bring your own or rent a bike from the ranger station. The Highlands Hammock State Park campground provides you with the necessary amenities to make your camping excursion as enjoyable as possible.
Lake Istokpoga is one of the best fishing lakes and the fifth largest lake in the State of Florida. Anglers travel from all over the state to fish Lake Istokpoga. Lake Istokpoga is a great destination for shutterbugs, too. Photographers can capture plenty of scenic vistas and wildlife including all those gators, plus turtles, frogs, fish flying out of the water, and birds including egrets, owls, herons, turkeys, ducks, bald eagles, osprey, and buzzards, to name a few. The average depth of Lake Istokpoga is four to six feet deep and the lake is fed by Arbuckle Creek and Josephine Creek.
Highlands County 12 golf courses. Golf Courses built on the natural beauty and habitat of Highlands County (moss-covered oaks and natural preserves provide a backdrop for some of our greens), you could find it difficult to keep your eye on the ball. Whether wet or dry, sandy or woody conditions, create challenging courses for any skill level. We are home to one of the world’s largest green as well as courses designed by international names in course architecture – guaranteeing a good game for the most practiced golf enthusiasts