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“Scenic with water sports at Rollins College”
Review of Lake Virginia

Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in Winter Park
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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Scenic with water sports at Rollins College”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Lake is surrounded by large, upscale home and the campus of Rollins College. Adjacent to Rollins are water sports facilities usually fully used and good to watch

Visited September 2013
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Southport, North Carolina
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Relaxing boat tour of Winter Park Lakes”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

At the foot of Morse Street there is a small operation that runs pontoon boats into Lake Virginia and two other lakes connected by canals. It's a relaxing way to spend an hour seeing how the rich and famous have built some beautiful lakefront property narrated by a local who adds a little background to the history.
Cost was a little steep at $12/adult and it's cash only! But they trusted us to ride first and return later to pay after we'd gone to the ATM...nice people.

Visited September 2013
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Florida
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Take The Boat Tour-See The Winter Park Chain Of Lakes”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Lake Virginia is one of the lakes in "The Winter Park Chain Of Lakes" which are connected by canals and waterways. Rollins College is situated on this beautiful lake and their water ski team and rowing team practice here. There is also a public boat ramp (fees are charged for usage) where you are able to launch your boat.
The boat tour, which is located at the end of Morse Blvd. is a great way to see some beautiful homes and wildlife from the water. The narrated tour gives you some historical information while you can view the natural beauty of the lake you are riding upon. Bring your sunglasses and binoculars and enjoy the magnificent views.

Visited October 2012
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Bethalto
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160 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Must see”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Lake was very beautiful as were the homes and the college that we saw. Tour guide didn't give much information though. Would have liked more info.

Visited August 2012
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Virginia
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194 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“pretty lake with fabulous views of homes”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We took a boat trip on this & other lakes connected to it. This is a very ritzy area, with gorgeous & expensive waterfront homes. It's a lovely way to while away an hour or so. Canals connect the various lakes to each other.

Visited March 2013
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