Interlachen, Florida is a small town located in Putnam County. The town is named after Interlaken, a town in Switzerland. While our Interlachen may be home to just 1,500 residents, there's a surprising amount of things to do and places to eat. On top of that, Interlachen also has an interesting history behind it.
The town was known as "Blue Pond" between 1852 and 1892. In the 1870s, it was opened to settlers, and the population grew as the town quickly became a popular vacation and citrus-growing area. Following the Great Freeze in 1895, the town saw both its citrus production and tourism decline dramatically. Today, a caboose sits at Interlachen's center as a reminder of what a popular tourist destination it once was.
Interlachen is a small town but it's also home to the Royal Manor Winery, arguably the most popular attraction in the area. Visitors can taste every wine the business has to offer for just $5 and the tasting fee is even good toward the purchase of a whole bottle from the winery.
The Royal Manor Winery boasts a number of awards, including a silver medal from the Kumquat Royal Florida Grape Growers Association and the 2009 double gold medal from the Royal Passion Indianapolis. There aren't many wineries as recognized as the one that calls Interlachen home!
The small town is also home to some of the best local restaurants a visitor can find. The Backwoods Smokehouse serves American and barbecue cuisine that's sure to leave you wanting more. The friendly atmosphere, fast service, and unique look at just an added bonus on top of the amazing food!
Those with a stomach for pizza should stop by Bruno's Pizza. This wonderful local favorite serves New York-style pizza and works to fulfill the needs of each and every customer that walks through the door. Whether you need a single slice or the whole pie, Bruno's Pizza is happy to help fill your stomach.
If you're from the Interlachen area and are in the market for a new car, why not check out the selection at Beck Nissan. We have a huge inventory of Nissan vehicles including the Altima, Titan XD, and Rogue! We also carry a great inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Stop by and see us in Palatka! We're just 30 minutes away!