Outdoors and Recreation

There’s a reason they call it Lakeland. With 38 lakes, this guide takes a deep dive into the must-visit spots and how best to enjoy our city’s most iconic features.
We’ve rounded up 13 great hikes all within an hour of Lakeland and well worth exploring.
We’re highlighting the top parks that Lakeland has to offer — complete with splash pads, playgrounds, WiFi, walking trails and even a few dog-friendly spots.
Here’s a few of our recommendations for some of the best spots in Lakeland to bring your work laptop. Pretty sure they’ll beat that corner office view.
From yoga to weight lifting to HIIT workouts, there are an abundance of ways to stay fit in Lakeland.
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