Mount Dora

Enjoy outdoor recreation within an easy reach of Mount Dora, a popular destination for antique shopping and the arts. Mount Dora spills down a rolling hill to the edge of Lake Dora, with a very walkable historic downtown district. Home to a grand old Florida railroad hotel, the Lakeside Inn, and nearly a dozen B&Bs, Mount Dora is great for a romantic getaway.

Nearby: Apopka, Clermont, Deland, Eustis, Leesburg, Sanford

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Trails and Parks near Mount Dora

  • Ferndale Preserve Ferndale Preserve - On Lake Apopka's western shore, Ferndale Preserve offers some of the finest panoramas of the largest lake in Central Florida - and serious elevation changes.
  • Hidden Waters Preserve Hidden Waters Preserve - With trails that lead you deep into a very large sinkhole, Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis offers a fascinating hike with elevation changes and interesting terrain
  • Prairie Lake Oakhill and Prairie Lakes Trails - On the Western Addition trails at Kelly Park, explore scrub and oak hammock habitats where the remains of a spring-fed lake can be seen.
  • Palm Island Park Palm Island Park - Mt. Dora's best site for birding is Palm Island Park, accessed by a long boardwalk out to a peninsula along Lake Dora canopied by ancient live oaks and tall palms.
  • Rock Springs Run State Park Rock Springs Run Hiking Trail - With more than 12 miles of hiking through the heart of Florida black bear territory, Rock Springs Run State Reserve gets you into the wild outside Orlando.
  • Rock Springs Run State Reserve Rock Springs Run State Reserve - You have a better-than-average chance of spotting a Florida black bear at Rock Springs Run State Reserve, a vast wilderness area in the Wekiva River basin. This is the one park where we've seen the most evidence of our native Florida black bear.
  • Trimble Park Trimble Park - A 1.3-mile nature trail at Trimble Park near Mount Dora offers a family-friendly outdoor adventure beneath ancient oaks and cypresses along the shorelines of two lakes
  • Trout Lake Nature Center Trout Lake Nature Center - On 230 forested acres on the northern shore of Trout Lake, Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis offers a network of family-friendly interpretive nature trails.
  • Wekiwa Springs Hiking Trail Wekiwa Springs Hiking Trail - A 10.2-mile loop through landscapes both vast and intimate, the Wekiwa Springs Hiking Trail shows off the best of nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park.
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park Wekiwa Springs State Park - A massive wilderness area on the edge of the Orlando metro, Wekiwa Springs State Park is centered on a first-magnitude spring that bubbles through fissures to pour forth a river lined with jungle-like vegetation.
  • Wekiwa Wet to Dry Trail Wekiwa Springs Wet to Dry Trail - Starting at the outflow of Wekiwa Springs, the Wet to Dry Trail at Wekiwa Springs State Park offers an easy walk showcasing habitat changes by the waterway.

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