March 2020 News and Events
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FRUITLAND PARK: OLD FLORIDA IN THE SHADOW OF THE VILLAGES
Fruitland Park is a town of 4,000 in central Florida between Leesburg and The Villages. The area around the town was originally settled before the American Civil War. It was named for the many nurseries and groves that grew up around the area.
The town is a tranquil contrast to the bustling activity in The Villages. Once you leave busy U.S. Highway 441, you will find yourself in nice quiet neighborhoods shaded by ancient oaks.
READ MORE ABOUT FRUITLAND PARK
RECOMMENDED FRUITLAND PARK RESTAURANT
The Rose Plantation200 Rose AvenueFruitland Park, Florida 34731Tel: 352-805-4340
An interesting place to dine in Fruitland Park is The Rose Plantation. It is in a historic home that was built in 1917 by a wealthy Massachusetts newspaper publisher.
It overlooks Fountain Lake on a four acre parcel with beautiful landscaping. The mansion has been turned into a fine family owned restaurant.
READ MORE ABOUT THE ROSE PLANTATION ON OUR FRUITLAND PARK PAGE
Click on cover below to learn about Mike Miller's new book available at Amazon and leading bookstores everywhere.
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March has a few cold days, but actual freezing weather is unusual this
time of year. February was warmer than usual, but we had a cold snap toward the end of the month and actually turned on the heat in our homes and cars. Most of our snowbirds have come back, so the lines are longer at the attractions and restaurants. It's typically a good month to eat in the outside dining area.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR MARCH:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step
back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to
find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR MARCH 2020
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I
recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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