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The two RV Gypsies toured Mount Dora, Florida
via Segway of Central Florida
430 Alexander Street
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
'352.383.9900
April 26, 2016

USA map showing location of FloridaFlorida map showing location of Mount Dora

Who can participate in a Segway tour in Mount Dora? Tours are limited to those 14 years of age and older. The rider must be between 100 and 260 pounds. The rider must be able to step on and off the Segway PT without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without the support of a handrail or other walking aid. A short training session is given before the tour begins.

Sign: Segway of Central Florida
Old Mt Dora Post Office sign
Segway of Central Florida building closed archway door from the Post office
painting on window on Segway building painting on window on Segway building
painting on window on Segway building Segway sign
Segway of Central Florida van Segway of Central Florida van

Circuit board of a Segway

Police Segway

the inside of a Segway Police Segway

The two RV Gypsies had to watch a mandatory Segway Safety Video even through this was their 12th time on a Segway. Then they each chose a helmet, showed off their Segway skills to the tour guide, and began a one hour city tour which began at the Segway dealership in downtown Mount Dora then traveled along side of the town's expansive waterfront and city marina. They were the only two people on the tour at this time. Karen's shirt lists all the places the two RV Gypsies have ridden on a Segway.

sign: Welcome to Historic Downtown Mt Dora Karen Duquette on a Segway

Jane let the two RV Gypsies ride around a small park area for a few minutes.

Karen Duquette on a Segway Karen Duquette on a Segway and  Jane, the guide

Then Jane led the two RV Gypsies to the famous Mount Dora Lighthouse located on Tremain Street in Grantham Point Park on Lake Dora. The park is sometimes called Lighthouse Park. The Park was created from road rubble and fill to create one of Mount Dora's famous landmarks - the lighthouse.

Karen Duquette on a Segway Karen Duquette on a Segway & the 2 RV Gypsies

Built to represent the "Port of Mount Dora", the lighthouse appears on many symbols. Recently the "point" has undergone a major face lift and is referred to by many local people as "Mount Dora's Favorite Spot". Though considered by many to be a faux lighthouse, it is registered as an inland aid to navigation, the only one in Florida. The height of the tower is 35 feet.

Mount Dora's famous landmark - the lighthouse Mount Dora's famous landmark - the lighthouse
Mount Dora's famous landmark - the lighthouse Mount Dora's famous landmark - the lighthouse

Then the Segway tour took the two RV Gypsies over to Palm Island Park, where they traversed some of the most intriguing nature paths in Florida.

Segway ride through Palm Island Park Segway ride through Palm Island Park
Segway ride through Palm Island Park Segway ride through Palm Island Park

Part of the Palm Island Park area included riding the Segway on the raised boardwalk over the water’s edge, with opportunities to view a couple of alligators and a variety of plants. Note: (The alligators can be seen through the link at the bottom of this page).

Karen Duquette on the Palm Island Boardwalk Karen Duquette on the Palm Island Boardwal
Karen Duquette on the Palm Island Boardwal the two RV Gypsies on Segway in Mt Dora
Karen Duquette on a Segway the two RV Gypsies on Segway in Mt Dora

In the town area, the two RV Gypsies noted a miniature Statue of Liberty.

Karen Duquette and a miniture Statue of Liberty

When the tour left Palm Island Park and the boardwalk, they rode through beautiful and historic neighborhoods, past several of the town's well known and historic places, then back towards town via the Historic Lakeside Inn which was built in 1883 and still retains its original charm. And eventually, they had to begin the return trip back through town to the Segway home base on Alexander Street.

Segway tour map

After walking around the town and browsing some shops, the two RV Gypsies returned to the Segway office for their afternoon Segway tour - The Dogwood Mountain Tour, another one hour tour. Only Segway guests who have successfully completed the Historic Mt Dora tour can book this secondary tour which follows the eastern shore of Lake Dora towards the beautiful and crystal clear Lake Gertrude, with historic lake side homes that were built in the 1920's. This was a higher speed tour, with less narration from Jane, the guide.

Karen Duquette at the Segway office Karen Duquette at the Segway office

Karen made sure that she and Lee both wore different helmets during this second tour. Karen also wore her new sunglasses she had bought while shopping in town. The two RV Gypsies did not take a lot of pictures on this second tour. They just wanted to enjoy the higher speed ride with less stopping. However, there were several streets with a bit of traffic to navigate.

the two RV Gypsies on their 12th Segway tour
bouncing divider bar

Karen said -
"Ha Ha I beat you!"

The mall cop tried his best, But lost the race!

arrow downlaughing wildlife

arrow downthe mall cop gives up

Karen beats the mall cop in a  Segway race
Menu for the two RV Gypsies
in Tavares and Mount Dora, Florida
You may view these adventures in any order you choose.
April 25-27, 2016

bullet Fisherman's Cove RV & Golf Resort in Tavares, Florida

bullet Segway tour in Mount Dora & the Mall Cop

bullet alligators, birds & other scenery in Mount Dora

bullet2-person cat boat (small pontoon) on Lake Dora

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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have seen all of the sections above, please continue on to Madison, Lee, & Live Oak Florida and some state parks