Lake Harris Run Paddling Trail
Lake Harris is one of the most popular waterways in Lake County. Nationally prominent fishing tournaments use this 15,321-acre lake as a starting point into the eight-lake Harris Chain. Originally named Lake Astatula, which translates in Native American to “Lake of Sunbeams,” the municipalities of Astatula, Howey-in-the-Hills, Leesburg and Tavares all border Lake Harris.The 37-mile Lake Harris Run features three entry points at Singletary Park in Leesburg, Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares and Astatula Park. All three are popular for recreational boaters, but Hickory Point is well known for its countless amenities. The highlight of Hickory Point is the two-story, screened picnic pavilion with first-floor picnic tables and barbecue grills. The park also features a swimming beach, boardwalks, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, open-field play areas, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court.