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Old 01-02-2008, 04:57 PM
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Someone here recently mentioned Mt. Dora in a thread.

We had planned to visit Mt. Dora while we were in TV but never got around to it.

I have read a few articles about it, and it looks interesting.

If anyone has any experience with Mt. Dora, I would appreciate hearing about it.

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Old 01-02-2008, 05:22 PM
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I lived there about a bazillion years ago. It's very quaint and has a lot of interesting shops. About a year ago I went to The Gables restaurant, and liked it very much. It's at 322 N Alexander St. in Mt. Dora.

Also if you like antiques and farmers/flea markets, Renninger's is there too. It's a ton o'fun!
http://www.renningers.com/dora/dorahome.htm
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My daughter has lived in Mt. Dora for 7 years. It is a beautiful quaint town with some actual hills and beautiful Lake Dora which borders the downtown section. I would say the main attraction is the downtown area which has many quaint artsy shops offering unusual items. The Goblin Mkt is an extremely good resteraunt but rather pricey and if you just want to overlook the lake and have a few drinks, Pices Rising is just the place.

It is a 30-40 minute drive from TV depending on your speed but well worth the drive.
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Thanks.

It sounds nice.

Is it a place where snowbirds and/or retirees are part of the big picture or is it more of an established, relatively "closed" community?
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I would say it is a mix but definitely leaning toward the later.
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That's what I thought it could be, even though I have never been there. It sounds like a great daytrip from TV though.

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Great shops and great restaurants.
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It is definitely worth your time to visit Mt Dora. A beautiful small town with many shops and good eating places.
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What fun, I just planned a trip to Mt. Dora for Friday.
We'll give a full report when we return.
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Beady, please do, Ill be anxious to hear of something I may have missed while there!
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Mount Dora has an annual art festival that's one of the best in the state. Check out http://www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org/ for info. Next dates are Feb 2-3.

Parking is tight there, and most of the churches and schools use festival parking as a revenue source. The poster for each year's festival has been a collectible for many.
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Nonie
Trip postponed until tomorrw(Sunday). I'll have a full travel report when we return.
Love Arts Festival's, so I guess I'll have to go back in Feb. 040 040
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OK Beady, Ill be waiting with anxiously for your report!
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Great day trip! Lots of nice shops. I second Nonie on the Goblin's Market as a great restaurant. Quaint, in an alley, a little hard to find and can get crowded because of its popularity.
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Beady,

Waiting for that Mt. Dora report??? Did ya have a good time?
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