June 24, 2017


A great way to spend an afternoon is about 40 minutes west of The Villages.

First, take a “Lazy River Cruise” with Captain Mike on the Withlacoochee River. 352-637-2726. About $12.50 per person.

Then have a wonderful, inexpensive dinner at Stumpknocker’s Restaurant. Catfish is their specialty but their menu is deep.
Both are on Highway 200 near Hernando, Florida.

The Withlacoochee River runs through some of the most scenic, undeveloped land in Florida. The river is much as it was when the Indians canoed it some hundred years ago.

You’ll enjoy many varieties of Herons, Falcons, Hawks and maybe even an Eagle.

And, reptiles like gators and turtles.

If you’re lucky you’ll catch a deer, wild boar or wild turkey.

Regional Recreation Centers at The Villages, Florida:

Paradise- 753 0637
La Hacienda- 753 1716
Savannah- 750 6084
Mulberry Grove- 259 6040
Lake Miona- 430 2950
Laurel Manor- 751 7110

Recreation Center Calendars:

Sumter Landing CDD (South of 466)
Village Center CDD (North of 466)

Check this week's schedules:

Click this weblink to The Villages Recreation Center.

Web Links to Our Current Recreation Club Spotlights:

Sumter Landing Bicycle Club

The Villages Recreation Department is exceptional. Their staff is dedicated to providing you with a world of fun, learning and friendships.Remember: Always carry your Villages ID card.

Guest ID Cards are required for all guests age 10 and older. You may obtain one at any Regional Recreation Center (listed above) or online www.districtgov.org Here's our link to The Villages Recreation Guide with maps.


Recreation Centers: 7 am to 10 pm 
Pools (normally): 7:30 am to dusk

Our Recreational Spotlight:

Polo in The Villages
Spring Season begins in March and ends in May
Fall Season begins in September and ends in November
Sunday Games: 1 pm and 3 pm Friday
Games: 3 pm Gates open an hour prior to first game.
Village residents, seniors and students: $3.00
Parking (and Tailgating) is Free.

The Villages Polo Fields are Located:
Just North of Hwy 466 on East side of Buena Vista Blvd.
Info: 750-POLO (7656)