Day 60 – Mount Dora

Driving into Mount Dora we were transported back home into the vacation town in Michigan where we grew up.  With the smell of a fresh water lake, the quaint downtown, and the smiles on everyone walking by, it felt like we were on a vacation from our vacation.  While in town we checked out the following places…and would definitely recommend them:

Segway Tour:

This is the way to see Mount Dora! We had a blast cruising around town on these motorized vehicles… and boy we saw a lot of town in a little bit of time.  We even went off roading through trails and to the only working lighthouse on a fresh water lake in Florida. The tour is two hours long, scenic, and full of speed!  We were really surprised at how easy it was to learn how to drive the Segways.  It takes about five minutes of playing around on them, but after that you hardly even have to think about what you’re doing.  Definitely a great way to tour the area.IMG_3425

Lake County Waterways Tour:

The waterways tour took us deep into the Mount Dora Canal for a couple of beautiful hours.  The canal is lined with decorated motor homes and mammoth Cypress trees which was wonderful entertainment.  On the return trip you get a beautiful view of Mount Dora and you can actually see why they named it MOUNT Dora… it’s a pretty hilly area!  It was so nice to get to see the area from a new perspective.  Overall it was very relaxing and a great way to spend an afternoon with friends for a low cost.

IMG_3448Mount Dora Craft Fair:

Ok, so you will have to wait another year to check out the craft fair, but if you are into crafts, it is worth the wait.  The city closed down the whole downtown for hundreds of merchants to take to the streets. The booths were full of unique and interesting buys!  I’ve never seen a craft fair this HUGE.  It just keeps going and going!  From handmade rocking chairs to beautiful wind-chimes, I pretty much guarantee you will find what you’re looking for and more at the Mount Dora Craft Fair.

IMG_3469Mt. Dora Sushi and Steak:

The restaurant is owned by a Japanese family who is so welcoming they are known to hug their guests :) They are adorable and it was clear they put a lot of love into their sushi.  It was delicious! This place receives all the thumbs up we can give them.  The sushi was fresh, and they had lots of different kinds of rolls that we had never had before.  It was fun to take a departure from the usual spicy tuna roll and try something completely new!  If you’re in the area, this is the place to stop by and grab some delicious sushi.

IMG_3482Mount Dora is a beautiful place for a day trip or a weekend visit!

One Response

  1. looks like great! give me sushi! pleaseeeeeee

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