Destination Babcock Ranch

Experience a New Kind of Hometown

Only a 30-minute drive from the Punta Gorda Airport and connected by three major highways, Babcock Ranch is America’s first solar-powered town, located in Charlotte County. As one of the most innovative and sustainable new communities in Florida, there are endless chances for lasting vacation memories to be made while you explore the hometown of tomorrow.

Located in the center of town, Founder’s Square is a must-visit hub of activity. Come experience live music with Babcock Bandstand on Fridays, mouthwatering food with Food Truck Saturdays and fresh produce on Farmer’s Market Sundays. In between, grab a quick bite at the neighborhood market Slater’s Goods & Provisions and curb your caffeine cravings with a Cup a Joe at Curry Creek Outfitters.

Walk down a bit further from the shops to see vendors line the Boardwalk that surrounds Lake Babcock. Enjoy the hiking trails, take a bicycle out for a joyride, join in on watersport rentals or take a stroll through Babcock’s dog park. Founder’s Square has something for everyone in the family!

Continue the adventure by exploring the Everglade’s ecosystem. The preserve is open to public recreation through hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, bicycling, fishing and camping. Don’t know where to start? Schedule an experience through Babcock Ranch Eco-tours. An eco-tour provides the unique outdoor experience that provides driven toursspecialty tours and self-guided tours.

End a night out at Lake House Kitchen + Bar or watch the sunset on Lake Babcock with some ice cream from Square Scoops.

No trip to Southwest Florida is complete with a visit to Babcock Ranch, where everything is waiting for you.