Arden Tilghman touts Clermont’s Lake Louisa State Park as an “incredibly untapped resource” for adventure as it’s filled with more than 20 miles of paved and unpaved trails, seven lakes, hiking, biking, horseback riding, guided eco-tours, fishing, wildlife viewing, camping, geocaching, and more.
“Over the next 18 months, more will be added to that already robust list,” says Arden, managing partner and founder of P3 Lake Louisa, the official concessionaire for the park. “P3” stands for People, Profit, and Planet, and the company works with the park to bring additional activities and services, including the Camper Canteen and the Hitching Post.
“The Camper Canteen will provide souvenirs, snacks, camping supplies, and sundries for campers and daily visitors alike,” Arden says. “It will also act as a meeting location and service center for our guided eco-tours, event information, and special activities that will take place in the park.”
The Hitching Post will be the park’s onsite equine facility.
“This will be home to our herd of happy horses, as well as the service location for scheduling and checking in for guided trail rides,” he says.
The two services launched in December.
“We envision both expanding significantly over the next six to eight months,” says Arden, adding growing P3 Lake Louisa has been an adventure, too.
“It has been more fun, more work, more exciting, more rewarding, more everything than we could have imagined,” he says. “Growing P3 Lake Louisa with the exceptional support of the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, the surrounding community, and the park staff has been a privilege.”
To learn more, visit LakeLouisaStatePark.com.