- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Tavares has long been known as the county seat and hub of government activity in Lake County, Florida. It is currently emerging as the areas fastest growing "Entertainment District" with vast improvements to its waterfront area along Lake Dora including the development of the region's newest Seaplane base, Children's Splash Park and through the City's overwhelming encouragement and sponsorship to bring in world class Fishing, Water sports and Music events to the residents and visitors of Tavares, FL. Tavares is shared with the neighboring cities of Mount Dora, Eustis, Leesburg, Howey in the Hills and Lady Lakes through the connected waterways of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Here you will find a guide of things to do in and around Tavares, Fl and within the Harris Chain of Lakes.