Mar 27, Mount Dora: Vibrant Town Among Hills and Lakes North of Orlando
Mount Dora, Florida is a beautiful lakefront town of about 12,000 people in the wooded hill and lake country some 45 minutes northwest of downtown Orlando.
Mount Dora Vintage Postcard
The town has many antique shops in the downtown area, and a huge antique center called Renninger’s on the outskirts of town.
Mount Dora overlooks beautiful Lake Dora, one of the prettiest lakes in the famous Harris Chain.
Mount Dora, Florida Lighthouse
One of the most unusual attractions for this lakefront Central Florida town is its lighthouse. It is one of only three freshwater lighthouses in Florida.
The citizens of Mount Dora got together and financed it. It was built in 1988 and is owned and operated by the City of Mount Dora.
The lighthouse is a favorite photo backdrop for residents and tourists alike, and is a featured attraction on the local Segway tour.
A recently installed giant chair in the park near the lighthouse is another favorite photo spot.
THINGS TO DO IN MOUNT DORA
Mount Dora always seems to have something interesting going on. The town hosts an annual art festival, craft fair, plant and garden show and many other special events including