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Glades County Tourism Development Council | P.O. Box 1003 | Moore Haven, Florida 33471 | Phone: (863) 946-0300

Muse

Muse, located in southwestern Glades County, just outside LaBelle in neighboring Hendry County, was largely homesteaded in the early 20th century. Once a prosperous community with its own school and post office, during the Depression it lost most of its population, along with the post office. In more recent years, Muse has become known for its cattle ranches, vegetable farms and sod farms, and has become the leading citrus producing area of Glades County.

Muse is also home to Silver Lake Preserve, a pristine 1,876-acre tract offering a customized hunting program with some of the best year-round native wildlife (alligators, quail, wild hog, and Osceola turkey) opportunities in south Florida. The Silver Lake Lodge, built in the early 1900s, can accommodate ten guests and offers satellite TV and internet access, private bedrooms with bath and a bonfire for socializing. For more information, phone (863) 273-7712 or visit www.silverlakepreserve.com

Visitors to Muse can sometimes stay at Whisper Creek RV Resort, 1887 N. State RD 29 SW, LaBelle, FL 33935, which rarely has a vacancy, largely because it features an indoor and outdoor pool, a variety of walking paths and other amenities popular with outdoor enthusiasts. For more information phone (863) 400-1695 or visit http://whispercreekrvresort.com/

Muse is also home to the annual Honey Festival, slated for the last Saturday in March at the at the Muse Community Building, 2879 Loblolly Bay Road,  La Belle, FL 33935. For more information, phone (239) 340-1575


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