Dogs in Dora

… What a Gem hidden away in Central Fl. not far from Orlando. It is A quaint little town with a lake, shops, some truely very good restaurants and a Grand-Olde-Hotel. And – best of all for 'fetch' – a dog off the leash park.

The Lake Side Inn situated on Lake Dora, with a very nice beach with all the charm of a turn of the century hotel, just like the movie A Moment in Time very romantical, your loved will love the ambience and the Sunday brunch is to die for, the Cinnamon French toast is out of this world. If you are a fan of Chicago dogs, which I am, there is a new restaurant.

A Taste Of Chicago, it is very hard to find them here in Florida, I now know where I am going for my Chicago dogs, they are the best I have found in Florida. When going to Orlando take a side trip to Mt Dora you will be glad you did. PS: say hello to

~ John Kennedy@ATasteofChicago

LAKESIDE INN ~ 100 North Alexander Street ~ Mount Dora, FL 32757 USA

Toll Free 800.556.5016 or Local 352.383.4101

A Taste of Chicago 108 E. Third Mt Dora Fl (352) 383- 3647

Balloon Rides:

Rohr Balloons- (352) 735-7647

Bike Rentals & Guided Rides:

Mount Dora Cycles – (352) 383-9222


Triangle Bingo- (352) 735-4424

Boat Rentals

Lake Harris Lodge, Tavares- (352) 343-4111

Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina (352) 383-3150

Boat Tours

Lake County Premier Boat Tours- (352) 434-8040

Heritage Nature Tours- (352) 343-0200

Lake County Waterways- (352) 383-3933


Classic Bowling Center- (352) 343-5333

Golf Courses:

Country Club of Mount Dora (352) 735-2263

Deer Island Golf Club- Tavares (352) 343-7550

Mission Inn Golf & Tennis Resort- Howey-in-the-Hills (352) 324-3101 or (800) 874-9053

Mount Dora Golf Club- (352) 383-3954


W. T. Bland Public Library- (352) 735-7180

Miniature Golf:

Adventure Cove – (352) 735-6464

Museum, Theatre & Fine Arts:

Royellou- Thursday & Saturday from 1pm-4pm (352) 383-0006

Mount Dora Center for the Arts – (352) 383-0880

IceHouse Theatre – (352) 383-4616


Palm Island Park-Nature Walk

Brown Field

Gilbert Park

Donnelly Park

Evans Park

Trimble Park

D.O.R.A Dog Off-Leash Recreation Area Dog Park

Sightseeing Tours:

A Hitch in Time Carriage Rides- (352) 394-8851

Mount Dora Trolley- (352) 357-9123

Inland Lakes Railway- (352) 589-4300

Segway of Lake County (352) 383-9900

Walking Tour – available at the Chamber of Commerce (352) 383-2165

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