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Lake Dora

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Address: Mount Dora, FL

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Beautiful Lake

There are so many destinations by water....great place for boating. Many boat launches to choose from. There are also at least 5 lakes (maybe more) that are connected via canals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Palatka, Florida
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Palatka, Florida
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many destinations by water....great place for boating. Many boat launches to choose from. There are also at least 5 lakes (maybe more) that are connected via canals from one lake to the next. Fun to explore. Make sure to take a cruise through the Lake Dora Canal. Very nice!

Thank AnnieHall216
Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very lovely town, has lots of little cafes and shops. It has a beautiful antique shop out on rt. 441. The flea market was ok inside. But outside was very disappointed of quality of items. We took a boat tour which was wonderful. I want to go again at Christmas time. I hear that the lights are beautiful.

Mount Dora, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've lived just a stone's throw from this lake for 27 years now. Lake Dora is one of an interconnected chain of lakes and it is possible to actually get to the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville from this lake or one of the other connected lakes, although it would be quite a long and arduous journey. The lake itself is... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lake Dora is one of the few inland waterways that has a lighthouse.... Small to be sure but a wonderful picture taking moment. The lighthouse is part of a nicely shaded park and docking space for guest boaters. From the park and many parts of Downtown Mount Dora (just a few blocks from the park) you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets... More 

Thank JesseRaye
Young Harris, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mount Dora is a very romantic getaway with lakeside charms. Small town comfort, romantic views and dining, adorable shop and lasting memories.

Thank Joann W
Sarasota, Florida
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72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely two hours we spent aboard the cruise across Lake Dora and up the Dora Canal. The wildlife is amazing and as "baby alligator" swam around the action, we saw a mama alligator catch and chomp down on a huge turtle - not something I and our fellow passengers had ever seen before. Until our cruise, I had... More 

Thank Patije S
Cocoa Beach,Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake brings a beauty and tranquility to the Mount Dora shoreline. There are small boats that will take you for a ride and you can also get seaplane rides if you are so inclined. Down by the Lakeside Inn there is a dock where you can pick up some rides. The water isn't clear, but it isn't in most... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit for the boat trips, food and shopping in independent stores. The whole town has a great atmosphere and nice to get away from the madness of Orlando. Would recommend this town for a day trip.

Thank Susanne R
Gravesend Kent England
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning place to visit, beautiful, peaceful and very relaxing ,A wonderful way to while away a few hours in peace and quiet

Thank Sue P
Lake Worth, Florida, Usa
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went at sunset... straight down to the lakefront. See for yourself. No filter on photo.... there are seaplane on the lake, you can purchase tours, we didn't as we didn't have enough time. I would love to go back and do it

Thank Laura P

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