Central Florida Cities
Weekday Walk-Around: Lake Placid
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Every Wednesday, join us on a charming stroll through the heart of Central Florida as we highlight a weekly selection of casual, yet captivating, local spots in our series, "Weekday Walk-Around."

From the quaint streets of small towns to the bustling corners of larger communities, we unearth the places, delights, and hidden treasures that make this region truly unique. Whether it’s a cozy café with the best homemade pies, a vibrant art gallery tucked away in an unexpected place, or a peaceful park that’s perfect for an afternoon escape, we’ve got you covered.



Lake Placid


Among the serene lakes and rolling hills of Central Florida, Lake Placid is a hidden treasure teeming with enchanting experiences for every visitor. Art aficionados, nature enthusiasts, and history connoisseurs alike will find their niche in this idyllic town, as it extends a warm invitation to all. This Walk Around Wednesday, we invite you to meander through the charming streets of Lake Placid, uncovering the unique stories and allure that establish this locale as a precious gem in the heart of the Sunshine State.




Journal Plaza Edition



History, art, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of shopping all in one beautiful and easy to walk location. Check out a few of our personal favorites below:





Morty and Edna's Craft Kitchen

231 N Main Ave #2, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Phone: (863) 699-0600




Owl and Otter Espresso Co.

Address: 219 N Main Ave Unit 103, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Phone: (863) 531-3308




Lake Placid Historical Society and Depot Museum

Address: 12 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Phone: (863) 465-1775




Upcoming Events

All Events



Lake Placid Farmers Market

Lake Placid Journal Plaza    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

weekly event



Summer Reading Programs @ Highlands Libraries

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Each branch will have fun, free activities in June & July 2024. ...



Polk Pride

Munn Park - Downtown Lakeland    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Improv to Acting Workshop

Central Florida Cities Training Studio    1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer Improv to Acting camp



Movie Monday at the library

Larry R. Jackson Branch Library    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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HCSO Therapy Dogs @ Libraries

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The HCSO Therapy Dogs will be at all three libraries this summer! ...

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