Rivers, Lakes, Spring & Antiques - Something for everyone in Mount Dora, Florida
Located in Central Florida, just a thirty minute drive away from Orlando, Mount Dora is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing getaway. Visitors to Mount Dora will enjoy recreation, shipping, relaxation and a delightful time exploring the historic town. Whether you stay for a weekend or a week, there will be plenty to entertain throughout the trip.
The town of Mt. Dora has a long and rich history. Visitors can learn about this history at the Royellou Museum, and at the Antique Boat Museum. Another excellent historic point of interest is the Lakeside Inn. The in is on the National Register and has been in operation for over 128 years. Not only is the Lakeside Inn an excellent Mount Dora point of interest, but it is also a great place to stay. Visitors can also stop at the Old Mount Dora Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, which is the Chamber of Commerce today.
In addition to a fascinating history, Mount Dora is also known for its excellent festivals held throughout the year. Visitors in the spring can coordinate their visit with the art festival. In the fall Mount Dora hosts a craft festival. Visitors will also find antique boat shows, sailing and bicycling events on the annual calendar. Of course what would a city renowned for its festivals be without a great holiday event. Mount Dora celebrates the holiday season with an amazing display of lights, during the "Lighting of Mount Dora," followed by even more events.
Mount Dora is also known for its excellent opportunities for antique enthusiasts. Visitors at certain times during the year might be lucky enough to enjoy one of the town's antique shows. Mount Dora also has an excellent Flea Market, as well as a top notch Antique Mall. Throughout the year thousands of people visit Mount Dora to explore the Renninger's Twin Markets.
Located in the aptly named Lake County, Mount Dora is a surrounded by lakes, including Lake Dora, Lake Eustis, Lake Harris and many more. Visitors to this region can enjoy relaxing on the lakefront, and they can also enjoy all of the recreational access that the many lakes afford. Lake County has a great Blueways system. A Blueway is a waterway trail, and Mount Dora is a great spot to start an exploration of these trails.
Kayakers and canoeists have a unique opportunity to explore the nature in the region. In a county filled with small and larger lakes, water recreation is one of the best ways to explore all that the area has to offer. The Blueways near Mount Dora vary in difficulty from trails great for beginners to those that require expert level skills. Lake County's system of Blueway trails pass into wilderness areas and also offer great access for hiking trails as well as camping adventures.
Visitors to Mount Dora will also find excellent parks and wilderness areas to explore. The nearby Seminole State Forest and WekiVa Springs State Park are just two of the places nearby where visitors and residents can enjoy the beautiful nature of Central Florida. Mount Dora is an amazing spot to enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, relaxing, sunset gazing and much more. No matter what your interests, Mount Dora will have something to interest anyone during a relaxing and fun stay.