Lake Ivanhoe

Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando: Address, Phone Number, Lake Ivanhoe Reviews: 4/5

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William D
Orlando, FL82 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
Living just 3 blocks from Lake Ivanhoe since 1974, I haven't really thought much about the lake in visitor terms, but if I were to do so, it would easy, for there's much to recommend... from "Antique Row" stores, Rock 'n' Roll Heaven and funky shops to the long established eateries such as The Greek Corner and White Wolf and newer ones like Nova. We like what this lake has to offer in the way of nature, too, and recreation... and its glimpses old Florida living... the pink apartment complex on the northern shore to the city's ever changing skyline that begins on the southern shore. It's a beautiful lake for walking around, as I have with my camera... and for "nature walks," as I have with my grandkids...and for early morning kayak photo voyages. There are fitness stations on the eastern shore, a beach volleyball court, playground equipment and boat ramp. This was once a venue for water ski championships. Those are long gone, but the lake still attracts boaters & water skiiers, kayakers and paddle boarders. Total walking distance around the lake is roughly 2+ miles, so bring bottled water and sunscreen if you want to tackle the whole thing. Though mostly sidewalked and flat, it's hardly strenuous, but portions are in open sun...Your walk would take you under majestic live oaks, past cypress trees and shore birds that hang out there, from egrets to anhinga (who when they swim are sometimes mistaken for swimming snakes). This is where I live -- my neighborhood.
Written August 11, 2016
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Lisa S
Orlando, FL38 contributions
Apr 2016
The "neighborhood" isn't trying to be anything other than itself. With a mix of quirky retail near traditional housing and boasting its multi-lobe lake, the "Ivanhood" is perfect for strolling, shopping, and indulging. Rent watercraft at the SKI shop (yes, snow supplies too) and enjoy downtown water fun. Then cool off at the multitude of "water-holes" afterward, choose from a mix of restaurants, and lounge at the nearby park.
If you're looking for a polished atmosphere to see and be seen, this isn't the place. It's the place for creative thinkers, philosophers, artists, antique-vintage hunters, and those who prefer a scene that's based on play tinged with intellect. Or, forget the intellect and concentrate on the PLAY and it's perfect too!
Written April 20, 2016
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wick1979
Dallas, TX2,849 contributions
Parking can be at a premium in this area but worth finding a spot. Couple cool antique stores, great restaurants in the area facing the lake or near the lake. Good bars in the area full of locals. Lake is big enough for water craft.
Written January 18, 2015
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sue r
Munroe Falls, OH175 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
We spent an afternoon visiting the antique stores in the Lake Ivanhoe district. My favorite was the Carousel Emporium across from Lake Ivanhoe. The hosts are very personable, and the antiques are first rate. Incredible view at this site. There are several antique shops on Orange Ave that are also worth a peak. Be sure to pick up an Orlando Area Antiques Guide. It lists all the shops in other areas too - Mount Dora, Winter Park, Eustis, Maitland, etc.
Written July 5, 2014
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Bob S
Cincinnati, OH2,359 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a nice lake but heavy construction has cut-off access to part of it so you can't walk all the way around. Parts of it are also close to heavy traffic so it's not very serene. Other than that, it's an opportunity for a short walk on the parts that are open.
Written February 19, 2019
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DLH02
146 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
After dining at Mesa21, we took a stroll around down by the lake in the Gaston Edwards Park. It was beautiful with the sun reflection. There were many ducks and gorgeous palm trees along the lake.
Written September 28, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,313 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I used to love this place but now that there's a ton of construction near by, it kind off lost some of its magic.
Written March 1, 2018
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