Lakeland - Winter Haven, Florida Metro Area Map

Lakeland-Winter Haven Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Polk County Florida and the cities it contains. 

Lakeland Metro Area
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General James A. Van Fleet State Trail named after General James A. Van Fleet, a prominent Polk county resident, who was a U.S. military commanding officer. He is most recognized for his service during the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Korean War. The General James A. Van Fleet Trail runs 29.2 miles long and passes through Florida's most widely sought out paddling havens like the Peace, Hillsborough, and Withlacoochee rivers. The horse trail parallel to the General James A. Van Fleet Trail and provides a place for equestrians to ride their horses. The General James A. Van Fleet Trail is pet-friendly, it has wheelchair accessibility, restroom facilities, and a picnic pavilion.

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Auburndale Dog Park is a local park with equipment for you animals and a grass area to play. Also, it has a nature trail as well for the pet owners to enjoy.

Downtown Farmers Curb Market is located in Downtown Lakeland where the community invites locals for food, live music from a featured local artist, and handmade goods.

Florida Polytechnic University was established in 2012 in Lakeland as a university of engineering and technology dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Offering locally roasted beans and locally baked goods, Hillcrest is a growing addition to the best of Lakeland coffee. Hillcrest Coffee features a homey atmosphere and a beautiful patio to enjoy the caffeine classics. 

iPanic Escape Room is an amusement center located in Lakeland, FL, right inside the Lakeland Square Mall. They currently feature four different escape rooms with varying difficulty and occupancy size. Solve puzzles, find the clues and hidden keys, and advance to the next step on your escape in 60 minutes. They can currently fit up to forty people at once when divided among the four rooms, but for even larger events, they provide a mobile unit, which is an escape room that they bring and cater to you for up to seventy five people at once. 

The Lakeland Square Mall is one of Polk county's best shopping centers. It has many options for shopping and dining as well as a Cinemark movie theater to catch the latest flicks.

This food truck features a mix of old school and modern techniques with menu updated frequently.

Although they are widely known for their acai bowls, Tea Largo also offers delicious coffee and tea choices. And the best part, you can order ahead! 

Best known for the blueberry wine, True Blue Winery is the place for all occasions whether it oven baked pizza from their bistro or their homemade wines.