Sebring is nestled among the rolling hills of Central Florida’s scenic ridge, surrounded by freshwater lakes, lofty pines, and orange groves, neighboring Lake Placid and Lorida.
The city was founded in 1912 and has grown into a vibrant and charming community. About eighty percent of Sebring is natural streams, lakes, and orange groves and the other twenty percent is mainly residential developments. This makes for a pleasant and scenic setting for Sebring’s residents, and a perfect scenario for a natural Florida vacation.
The combination of hills and lakes creates a mild climate with about one half the average humidity of Florida’s coastal cities. The weather is perfect for an afternoon stroll through the historic downtown area centered around the beautifully landscaped circle park. After walking through the downtown area, visit nearby Lake Placid for a closer investigation of Central Florida’s scenic ridge and 27 fresh-water lakes.
To retreat back to the quiet, visit Highlands Hammock State Park, Florida’s oldest state park. It gets its name from the ridge that runs up the back of this part of Florida. At the state park, hikers and cyclists appreciate the ecology of swampland and uplands alike, where trees grow tall and deer, alligators and bald eagles live.
Sebring runs together with Avon Park, a historic citrus-growing and ranching town that offers conveniences to highway travelers, along with golf courses, a historic museum and downtown antiquing, for those who veer off the main road. The pastoral lakes setting of these towns furnish travelers with soothing vistas and happy places to play, explore and recharge.
Sebring’s array of scenic lakes, championship golf courses, parks and recreational activities make it a perfect stop on a vacation to Central Florida.