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Giving thanks: 101 things we love about Central Florida

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/25/2014 6:56:00 PM

"Peacock crossing" signs … and the peacocks that accompany them. Sunrises at New Smyrna. Sunsets at Lake Dora. Otters, sandhill cranes and five-lined skinks. First-rate meat houses, like Christner's, Charley's … and Beefy King. First-rate anti-meat

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Florida Frontiers: Mount Dora inn popular since 1883


Date: 11/17/2014 1:49:00 PM

“Then by lake steamer down the St. Johns River, eventually making their way through the Harris Chain of Lakes, through the Dora Canal, and here into Lake Dora. The trip from New York would take approximately a week, so they were a hearty group of

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Jigalong would struggle to cope with influx if nearby communities closed, says chairman

ABC Online

Date: 11/14/2014 12:22:00 AM

Jigalong, 165 kilometres east of Newman, has a population of about 350 people, while another 100 to 150 people live in the small surrounding desert communities of Cotton Creek, Well 33 and Lake Dora. Mr Samson said Jigalong would come under significant

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Vintage race boats return to Tavares for Fall Thunder Regatta

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/13/2014 2:40:00 PM

Lavigne's boat, which took two years to restore after it was destroyed in a fire, will be among 75 other boats that will be showcased at the event, which starts today as boats arrive and continues Saturday and Sunday with heats on Lake Dora every 30 minutes

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Reward Minerals : Dora West Project, Drilling Results

4 Traders

Date: 11/12/2014 2:02:00 AM

Recent Dora Project Tenement Applications Following receipt of the Dora West results, Reward has applied for Exploration Licence 45/4488 (190km2) which covers the Palaeochannel area between Dora West (EL's 45/3246 & 4292) and Lake Dora proper. The depth

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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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