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Address: Winter Park, FL

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Not a lot of public access but a lovely lake and environs

This is a large lake surrounded by mostly mansions and Rollins College. It has one small public boat launch, so you can bring your boat or rent a kayak. A guided lake and canal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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Tampa Bay area
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Tampa Bay area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a large lake surrounded by mostly mansions and Rollins College. It has one small public boat launch, so you can bring your boat or rent a kayak. A guided lake and canal tour is available nearby, and worth doing. Just biking around this lake is calming and offers a number of nice vistas.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My husband and son live on this lake! They fish here all the time, but I am not allowed to reveal their secret spot for bass. Go tubing or skiing and when you have visitors in town, take them for a cruise through the canals!

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Columbus, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We took the "Scenic Boat Tour" around the lakes and through the canals. Worth every penny! A great time and saw beautiful homes. Our skipper, Albert, was very knowledgeable and great fun to talk to!

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tampa bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you are in Winter Park it's worth taking a trip over to Rollins College to check out Lake Virginia!! It's gorgeous!! The beautiful old moss trees and the beautiful mansions that line the lake is definitely worth seeing! They have Dinky Dock that's behind Sutton Apartments at Rollins with a ramp to laugh a boat or jet ski!! Love... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

and you can appreciate the lifestyle of the earlier moneyed Florida residents. Nice boat tour up a couple canals and along the two lakes with interesting narrative...well worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

To get the best view of Lake Virginia in Winter Park, stroll through Rollins College. The lake is at one end of campus. There, you will find a bench to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

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Oak Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a boat tour around this lake and it was lined with very beautiful homes and properties of historical interest

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Great with that kind of Lake in the mittle of a City. Nice place to take a walk and relax. Lots of Swansea and otter birds.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The lake is a great place for boating and waterskiing. The surrounding, including parks, homes and Rollins College provide plenty to see while hanging out on the lake.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

It was well worth the time and money to take boat around several lakes and see the mansions you wouldn't get to see normally. The driver was very knowledgeable about the houses and the history of Winter Park. Also see Rollins College ($57,000 tuition?) and its many waterfront building.

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