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Cruise the Dora Canal

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Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_8.07.57_AMBy Water 28.807171, -81.741755

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The most well-known waterway in Lake County was penned in the 1930s by a leading sports writer as “the most beautiful mile of water in the world.” Lined with towering cypress trees that are draped with Spanish moss, the Dora Canal is a safe haven for nesting ospreys, herons and egrets.

n the 1830s, the canal was not only popular for its natural beauty, but because the mile-long connection linked the two important lakes of Dora and Eustis. Bordering the two lakes are the cities of Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora. Together the municipalities form the Golden Triangle area of Lake County. Each city sports its own heritage and quaint downtown district that are a hit with tourists

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Monkey Island

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Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_7.56.27_AMBy Water 28.800884, -81.871122

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Located off of Venetian Gardens in Lake Harris. Small Island with a picnic shelter accessable by water only. Sorry, there are no monkeys on the island:)Photo by Serendipityone, flickr

 


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Hickory Point

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27341 State Road 19

Tavares, Florida

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By Water 28.742863, -81.768259

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Boaters often find the park as a perfect destination for a day’s outing because of the numerous facilities provided. Along with the boat ramps into Lake Harris, Hickory Point offers a day-use marina (no overnight mooring allowed) with an observation platform and two fishing piers.

The park also features a swimming beach, boardwalks, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, open-field play areas, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court.

The highlight of Hickory Point is its two-story, screened picnic pavilion with first-floor picnic tables and barbecue grills. The second floor features two screened banquet rooms. The pavilion can accommodate small groups or large gatherings of up to 275 people.

*Also 12 paved boat ramps, including two that can accommodate deep-draft vessels

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