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Bob S wrote a review Feb 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio2,313 contributions362 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: February 2019
DLH02 wrote a review Sep 2018
147 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: September 2018
The World is My Oyster wrote a review Mar 2018
Orlando, Florida18,614 contributions5,497 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: March 2018
William D wrote a review Aug 2016
Orlando, Florida84 contributions31 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: October 2015
Lisa S wrote a review Apr 2016
Orlando, Florida39 contributions48 helpful votes
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!…
Date of experience: April 2016
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