Mt. Dora Meander

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Friday Lunch or Self Guided Anytime

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A casual tour of the back roads of Lake County, with the major destination being the historic and quaint town of Mount Dora and a stop in Tavares, America’s Seaplane City.


The Meander is a group drive on Friday with time for lunch, and shopping, but you can enjoy it at any time, as a solo drive or with a couple of MG friends.

The drive to town is 26 minutes.  Allow extra time for dining and attractions.

Located on a high spot overlooking Lake Dora, Mount Dora has become a restaurant destination for Central Florida. High-quality, reasonably priced restaurants are punctuated through the downtown area.  It is an enjoyable town to stroll.  Shop in dozens of antique shops and boutiques.  Art is alive at the Mount Dora History Museum, the Modernism Museum of Mount Dora, and the Mount Dora Center for the Arts:


After visiting Mt. Dora, the rallye will continue around Lake Dora, traveling along the lake, past historic and architecturally interesting homes, and through the town of Tavares, America’s Seaplane City, then return to the Mission Inn. Print the rallye instructions before you leave for GOF-South.


Options for fitting the Mt. Dora Meander into your GOF schedule:

ThursdayIf you plan on arriving early, you can check-in at the Mission Inn, then enjoy the Mount Dora Meander, selecting one of the outstanding restaurants for dinner.

FridayThe Mt. Dora Meander is on the agenda beginning from the Mission Inn with each MG leaving at their preferred time.  Drive to Mt. Dora for lunch and a stroll through the town, with ample time to return to the Mission Inn for the 3:30 pm seminars and the First-Timers’ Show.

SaturdayIf you desire a visit to the quaint town of Mt. Dora and would prefer spending the afternoon in Mt. Dora, rather than running the Rallye de Montagne, follow the self-guided instructions of the Mt. Dora Meander to town.  There are many restaurants in town that would be a great finish after the Car Show.  

SundayOn your way home from GOF 2022, follow the rallye instructions to Mt. Dora and enjoy a relaxed Sunday Brunch.

Rallye Route and Instructions will be posted Later