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Mount Dora is one of the most popular cities in Lake County and is renowned as one of Florida’s most desirable communities for living, working, and retiring. Mount Dora is located only 25 miles southwest of Orlando, and it is often called the “New England of the South.”  In addition, Mount Dora has been named one of the “Top 100 Great Towns of America” and one of the “Best Romantic Escapes in Florida.”

Those feeling adventurous can opt for a pontoon boat tour on Lake Dora which travels through the Dora Canal and out to Lake Eustis. This tour is a must for visitors and locals, and the tour guides know everything about the geography, history, and wildlife in the area. If you are lucky, you may even see an eagle’s nest!

Locals and visitors enjoy shopping and dining along the quaint, tree-lined streets of Mount Dora. There are many boutiques and shops which boast a friendly atmosphere and unique items which are sure to make people smile. Shoppers can find anything from gourmet dog biscuits to specialty olive all and everything in between.

Mount Dora is famous for being a city of festivals and special events which bring in millions of visitors per year. Some of the most popular are the Craft Fair, Bicycle Festival, Plant and Garden Fair, Light Up Mount Dora, Arts Festival, Music Festival, and Sailing Regatta.

Mount Dora is also known for its antique shops and antique festivals. The most popular antique attraction is Renningers Antiques on US Highway 441. Mount Dora is one of the best places in Florida to shop for antiques because Renninger’s hosts Antique and Collectors Extravaganzas. Visitors come from all over the country for these exciting events!

Visitors receive a special treat as far as restaurants are concerned as well. Mount Dora offers several different varieties of cuisine, including Cuban, Italian, Mediterranean, British and American. Mount Dora also boasts a gourmet eatery which proudly offers cuisine created from one of the top chefs in the country.

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