Lake Dora

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Kathy
Delray Beach, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
A nice escape from commercial Florida, beautiful architecture from 1890’s, fun craft shows, more affordable then most and excellent quality. Nice shopping and restaurants. Highlight of the trip was sunset cruise from Lakeside Inn, several American Eagle sightings, great tour.
Written October 29, 2022
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anoleslady
Clermont, FL202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Lake Dora is really a beautiful place to visit. There are parks around it where you can sit and watch the activity on the lake or rent a Cat Boat or other type of boat in order to see Lake Dora up close. If driving your own boat is not your thing you can take a tour of Lake Dora. It is especially beautiful during the Christmas holidays. Visit Mt Dora for the day, have something to eat, shop and then go down to the lake which is accessible in- town and spend some time just watching all the wild life.
Written June 20, 2022
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DebAW16
Dublin, OH200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This little town is a hidden gem. The restaurants are delicious, the shopping fun, and the citizens friendly. The downtown street has lovely gift shops and the quality of its stores is remarkable. Many art studios are on the street also. We went on a great boat trip that I would recommend. We saw four alligators and about seven eagles while touring the banks of Lake Dora. Take time to visit this town.
Written April 16, 2021
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surfmom1953
Florida45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lake Dora is one of the main reasons to come to Mount Dora. We enjoyed a two hour boat tour with Rusty Anchor and several walks around Palm Island. We were lucky enough to see an alligator yesterday and an amazing sunset the day before. There is always abundant wildlife to be found where ever you look.
Written February 11, 2020
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Escape818984
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We took a Mount Dora lake and canal cruise with Premier boat tours. The crew was awesome, the pontoon boat was comfortable and we saw so much natural beauty. I recommend doing this when visiting Mount Dora.
Written September 13, 2023
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The Duvals
Parrish, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We were greeted and seated with distancing in mind and comfort. Out trip was fun and informative. I loved going through the canal and river after viewing spectacular wildlife and birds along the way and back. Fun time! Highly recommend. Reasonable rates, too.
Written March 12, 2021
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Geraldine M
Palm Coast, FL87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Lake Dora was quite lovely today with lots of people out in boats. Strolling through the main park was absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss this part of Mount Dora. A great stroll after a good meal downtown. Got some great pictures but it wouldn’t let me post for some reason. 😢 The lunch picture came up but not rest.
Written November 28, 2020
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Rachel M
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Serene, usually quiet, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Abundant birdlife. Occasional alligator floating along shore. The Dora Canal is like a movie set. Many parks on shores. One of many lakes in the chain. Will visit often, and highly recommend.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ridge line
Miami Beach, FL128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful lake. Dora Canal is the best kept secret! You must explore this majestic waterway. Beautiful homes stretch the lake as far as the eye can see. Just a perfect getaway for the day. Or perhaps a weekend!
Written January 17, 2020
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DonPell
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Dora Queen Steamboat ride
The boat was lovely for an artificial steamboat.. The paddle wheel was a fau paddlewheel and didn't do a darn thing.
The boat was nice, but not a 'real" steamboat. The staff were cordial and well groomed. Don't bring your camera; there is nothing to photograph!!
It was a 2 hr ride on lake Dora................ an hour longer than it needed to be!
Written September 24, 2020
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