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Cady Way Trail...

Orlando - Winter Park Biking

The 7.5 mile Cady Way Trail runs from the Seminole County line at Howell Branch/Hall Road, over a bridge at busy SR436, to Winter Park's Cady Way Park. Skirting Baldwin Park, it continues to Orlando's Fashion Square Mall, then on to the trail end at Lake Druid Park. There are shelters, benches, and water fountains located along the trail. Oak canopy over some portions help keep it cool. (Detailed map and photos below.)

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Location: Orange County (Orlando, Winter Park)
End Points: Aloma Ave. at Hall Road/Howell Branch Rd. (Goldenrod) to Lake Druid Park (Orlando)
Mileage: 7.5 miles (includes 1 mi. extension to Lake Druid Park)
Surface: Asphalt, 12'
Trailheads/Parking: Lake Druid Park, McCullough Road (behind Orlando Fashion Square); Cady Way Park (Winter Park); Goldenrod Park. (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: City of Winter Park: Morse Museum featuring Tiffany art, Rollins College, Albin Polasek Sculpture Museum. City of Orlando: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Science Center

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Elite Road Bikes (Baldwin Park)

Kyle's Bike Shop (Orlando)

Winter Park Cycles (Orlando)

Breakaway Bicycles (Winter Park)

Performance Bicycle (Winter Park)

Cady Way Trail... Comments and Photos

The links to Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park and Seminole County make this a "Destination" trail. At its northern end, the trail connects with the 23-mile Cross Seminole Trail, which connects to the 17-mile Seminole-Wekiva Trail. A future link will connect to the Little Econ Greenway. An on-road route to the Orlando Urban Trail has also been mapped out. The long straight-away bridge over SR 436 is a fun change-of-pace (and work-out) for us Florida flatlanders. Downtown Baldwin Park Village offers food and drink. A short spur connects the Lake Baldwin Trail and Cady Way..


Biking the Cady Way Trail... from North to South

 

Hall Road to Palmetto Ave. (SR551)

Cady Way Trail starts at and connects to the Cross Seminole Trail where Aloma Avenue (SR426) crosses Hall Road/Howell Branch Road. From the start of the trail at Hall Road/Howell Branch is a short ride along Aloma Avenue to Goldenrod Park (parking, restrooms, water, playground, recreation center). Goldenrod Road and Palmetto Ave. are busy intersections, be careful crossing.


Palmetto Ave. to SR436 Trail Bridge

Three busy intersections are between Goldenrod Park and the SR436 bridge: Goldenrod Road, SR551, and Forsyth Road. This section of the trail is mostly past apartments and industrial area. MM 1.9 is located just as you reach the top of the 685' trail bridge spanning busy SR436.


SR436 Bridge to Cady Way Park

After crossing the bridge, the trail gets more scenic, going through a Winter Park residential area to arrive at Cady Way Park.


Cady Way Park

Cady Way Park has (parking, water, restrooms, playground, picnic, playing fields, tennis, pool) (MM 2.7). A cycle track links to Brookshire School and Showalter Field.


Cady Way Park to Baldwin Park Road (MM 4.1)

From Cady Way Park to Baldwin Park is a quiet, residential section with more trees and some of the best shaded areas of the trail. At the Baldwin Park Rd. (MM 4.1), a spur to the right goes one block to the Lake Baldwin Trail, and to the left is the start of the Little Econ Greenway (this segment ends at SR436, a gap needs to be completed to the LEG at Forsyth Road).

March 2018 update: Warning lights and button to activate have been installed at Cady Way and Summerfield Road crossings.


Baldwin Park Road to Lake Baldwin Lane

Continuing around Baldwin Park (Cady Way Trail skirts the community, not through it), another spur at Lake Baldwin Lane (MM 5.8) leads to the Lake Baldwin Trail.


Lake Baldwin Lane to Bennett Road

Crossing Lake Baldwin Lane at Roush Road, the trail continues to skirt Baldwin Park, passing Lake Gear to Bennett Road.


Bennett Road to Fashion Square

Note: Due to major construction at the former Fashion Square trailhead location, the trail is blocked at Bennett Rd and a detour is marked. We'll monitor the construction and report as conditions change. (updated July. 2018)

Across Bennett Road, continue to the trailhead located behind Fashion Square Mall at McCullough Road. (The section around Fashion Square is not well marked, if you're coming from Maguire Blvd. and turn onto McCullough, the mall will be on the right and the trailhead is to the left. If you get to the post office, you went too far.)


Fashion Square to Lake Druid Park

This section runs from Fashion Square Mall along McCullough Road to the business park along Maguire Blvd. and Warehouse Road. The trail ends at Lake Druid Park, which includes Orlando's first mountain bike park (see more below).


Lake Druid Park

Lake Druid Park has parking, restrooms, and a dog park. The mountain bike park has both pump track and single track.


Lake Druid Park to Orlando Urban Trail

An on-road route has been mapped out from Lake Druid Park to the Orlando Urban Trail at Ferris Avenue. Signs and "sharrows" along the roadway mark the route.

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