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Address: Winter Park, FL

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Great For Boating

My husband and son live on this lake! They fish here all the time, but I am not allowed to reveal their secret spot for bass. Go tubing or skiing and when you have visitors in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lori T
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Winter Park, Florida
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and son live on this lake! They fish here all the time, but I am not allowed to reveal their secret spot for bass. Go tubing or skiing and when you have visitors in town, take them for a cruise through the canals!

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Columbus, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the "Scenic Boat Tour" around the lakes and through the canals. Worth every penny! A great time and saw beautiful homes. Our skipper, Albert, was very knowledgeable and great fun to talk to!

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tampa bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

If you are in Winter Park it's worth taking a trip over to Rollins College to check out Lake Virginia!! It's gorgeous!! The beautiful old moss trees and the beautiful mansions that line the lake is definitely worth seeing! They have Dinky Dock that's behind Sutton Apartments at Rollins with a ramp to laugh a boat or jet ski!! Love... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

and you can appreciate the lifestyle of the earlier moneyed Florida residents. Nice boat tour up a couple canals and along the two lakes with interesting narrative...well worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

To get the best view of Lake Virginia in Winter Park, stroll through Rollins College. The lake is at one end of campus. There, you will find a bench to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

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Oak Park, Minnesota
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a boat tour around this lake and it was lined with very beautiful homes and properties of historical interest

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Ribe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great with that kind of Lake in the mittle of a City. Nice place to take a walk and relax. Lots of Swansea and otter birds.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The lake is a great place for boating and waterskiing. The surrounding, including parks, homes and Rollins College provide plenty to see while hanging out on the lake.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It was well worth the time and money to take boat around several lakes and see the mansions you wouldn't get to see normally. The driver was very knowledgeable about the houses and the history of Winter Park. Also see Rollins College ($57,000 tuition?) and its many waterfront building.

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Devonport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We did the boat cruise - two adults aged 50+ and two teenage girls - and all enjoyed it. Very informative commentary with lots of interesting tales but also respectful of the lakeside residents' privacy. It was surprisingly cool out on the lakes, I guess it was winter, after all.

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