Mount Dora’s Polar Express

Who knew? Winding it’s way through the hills and along the lakeshore is Mount Dora’s very own Polar Express – just in time for the holidays and such an easy drive from the Orlando area! Visitors can head for the North Pole from the Royal Palm Railway Station throughout the month of December – this much…
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City of Mount Dora

Much Ado About Mount Dora

It’s quaint, there are real hills, a historic downtown with no chain stores or franchise restaurants, it has a lake view that stretches across the horizon, and the town hosts some kind of fun festival most weeks of the year. Mount Dora is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando and the perfect place to escape to for…
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Mount Dora SeaFood Festival

Lashings of fresh seafood, more than 100 exhibitors on hand with specialty food items and lots more besides – that’s what you’ll find at the 4th annual  Mount Dora Seafood Festival. It takes place this coming weekend Sat August 25th from 11am to 9pm & Sunday, August 26th from 11am to 5pm. This family-friendly event will…
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Mount Dora’s Rich History

It’s not just a fun place to visit for some respite from Orlando’s theme parks – the  City of Mount Dora has a fascinating history. Local legend suggests that the large, beautiful lake upon which the city grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid-1800s and befriended federal surveyors…
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