In Central Florida, Winter Haven is known for its canal-linked Chain of Lakes. Waterside parks and eateries can be found at several of the lakes, as can boat ramps and rental services. In addition to Cypress Gardens, a botanical garden built in 1930, now Legoland Florida Resort also features rides and a water park. Other natural adventures await at places like Circle B Bar Reserve which has forest trails and wetlands inhabited by alligators just west of the city. Lake Hancock which can be accessed in Circle B is home to hundreds if not thousands of alligators that can be observed from a dock.
Winter Haven is known as a snowbird capital, and so in the fall the population booms until spring when they all go back home, still, this is a town worth staying in, if not living in. Riddled with over a hundred lakes, there is beauty everywhere. Winter Haven also has been equipped with many conveniences, like shopping and restaurants. There’s a lot to do and see in Winter Haven. Just when you thought you’d done and seen it all there, there is more to be discovered due to the expansive landscape as the city was created around all those lakes. Don’t miss out on this substantial city with a small-town feel. It even comes complete with the original downtown area in tact and revitalized for your enjoyment. Don’t miss it.