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Tavares celebrates 10,000th seaplane landing

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 12/19/2014 2:35:00 PM

TAVARES — A shiny white plane with a black tail adorned with gold stripes touched down on the Lake Dora waterfront Tuesday, marking the 10,000th landing at the city's seaplane base. Opened nearly four years ago, the $8 million base drew opposition from

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Calendar bolsters Golden Triangle Rotary projects

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 12/15/2014 8:48:00 AM

The calendars features photos of club projects such as the Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival, Independence Day parade and Tavares Howl-O-Fest, as well as scholarship recipients and scenes around Lake Dora. A schedule of Lake County school days off

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Moss Bluff lock/dam opened to manage water flow through Ocklawaha

Gainesville Sun

Date: 12/8/2014 10:05:00 AM

The lake is part of the Harris chain of lakes in Lake County. The river now also receives water from Lake Eustis, Lake Harris, Lake Dora — which also make up part of the Harris chain — because of a series of man-made canals. Water will also be released

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Mount Dora: Eight big weekend festivals plus year-round charm

Date: 12/7/2014 6:24:00 AM

Mount Dora is situated among hills and old oak trees overlooking the lovely Lake Dora. There are restored Victorian houses along brick streets and it actually is built on a “mount” by Florida standards—184 feet above sea level. Some might have

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Central Florida holiday bits and bites

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 12/4/2014 1:46:00 PM

In Mount Dora there's a Christmas walk through downtown today from 6-9 p.m. On Saturday the Christmas parade rolls down Donnelly Street at 11 a.m., and the boat parade cruises Lake Dora at 7 p.m. You can check out other events at In DeLand

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• Surface Area: 4,475 Acres
Lake Dora is one of the seven lakes of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Located in Lake County in central Florida, the lake covers 4,475 acres and is a favorite location for fishing and recreational boating. The Dora Canal connects Lake Dora to Lake Eustis to the north, and Lake Dora is connected to Lake Apopka to the south by way of Lake Beauclair and the Apopka-Beauclair Canal.

The cities of Tavares and Mount Dora occupy the northern and eastern shorelines of Lake Dora, with Mount Dora making a beautiful, picturesque setting nestled on the hills rising to the east. There are two public boat ramps for direct access to Lake Dora: one is located on the northern shore in Tavares and the other is located on the eastern shore in Mount Dora. Both are very nice ramps with plenty of parking for vehicles and boat trailers. The southwestern shore of Lake Dora consists of a wetland with the southeastern shore consisting of a narrow piece of land that separates Lake Dora from Lake Beauclair.

The cities of Tavares and Mount Dora hold several annual festivals that highlight interests from antique wooden boats to antique furniture. The festivals draw thousands of visitors to the area from throughout Florida and the southeastern United States.

Lake Dora is teeming with wildlife, including many types of fish, waterfowl, reptiles, and mammals. The Dora Canal is a popular area for bird-watching and is the main focus of guided tour boats that ply the waters of the area.
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