Close to downtown Orlando the planned community of Baldwin Park is built on the site of the old Orlando Naval Training Station. The bike trail is centered on the conservation area around Lake Baldwin, but the entire community is bike-friendly, with biking and pedestrian-friendly paths throughout. Along with Celebration and Lake Nona, this is a model of pedestrian and bike-friendly urban center planning. Through its link to the Cady Way Trail, the trail accesses more Orlando and Winter Park neighborhoods, schools, and parks. Detailed map and photos below.
Location: Orange County (Orlando)
Mileage: 2.5 miles around Lake Baldwin, link to Cady Way Trail (7.5 miles)
Surface: Asphalt, 14 feet
Trailheads/Parking: Baldwin Park Village Center, Lake Baldwin Park, Veterans Memorial Park (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Winter Park, Orlando
With the connecting Cady Way Trail, this is a great all-purpose trail for anyone living near downtown Orlando or Winter Park. Road bikers can ride for over 40 miles by connecting to Cady Way (7.5 miles), which merges into the Cross Seminole Trail (23 miles), which connects with the Seminole-Wekiva Trail (17.5 miles - which is also part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail). Baldwin Park Village Center (lakeside park and pier) was a pleasant surprise, with a choice of restaurants and plenty to keep kids busy.
The area around Lake Baldwin is maintained as a conservation area with the popular 2.5 mile recreational Lake Baldwin Trail circling the lake. Parks accessible from the trail include Lake Baldwin Park (dog-friendly), Veterans Memorial Park, and Blue Jacket Park. For a full recreational ride, link to 7.5 miles of Cady Way biking, and continue to the Cross Seminole Trail.
Here, starting at the Village Center, counterclockwise around the lake.
There are two access points from the Cady Way Trail: 1) at
Baldwin Park Road, a short path leads from Cady Way Trail to Lake
Baldwin Lane where it crosses to the Lake Baldwin Trail, and 2) from
Lake Baldwin Lane at Roush Ave., a 1-mile trail around Lake Susannah
links to the Lake Baldwin Trail.
With bike lanes and mostly quiet streets, the entire community is bikeable
Lake Baldwin Park, 23-acres. Parking, restrooms, picnic, boat launch, pier, playground, dog park
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