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Orlando Urban Trail...

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The Orlando Urban Trail marks a big step in Orlando becoming a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly city, linking businesses, restaurants, shopping, parks, cultural sites, and residential neighborhoods. The trail runs 3 miles north from Downtown Orlando - starting at Magnolia Avenue near Weber St., to the cultural corridor at Loch Haven Park, and to the northern city line at Mead Garden in Winter Park. Ultimately, the Orlando Urban Trail will connect to the southern end of downtown at South Street and the Amway Center, and will link to three SunRail Stations (Florida Hospital, Historic Church Street Station, Lynx Central Station). An on-road link to the Cady Way Trail has also been mapped out. Detailed map and photos below.

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Orlando Urban Trail Map


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Location: Orange County (Orlando)
End Points: Orlando (Magnolia Ave. at Weber St.) to Winter Park (Mead Garden)
Mileage: 3 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 14 feet; some portions on-road
Trailheads/Parking: Loch Haven Park, Gaston Edwards Park, Mead Garden (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, City of Winter Park, City of Orlando

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Orange Cycle (Orlando)

Retro City Cycles (Orlando)

Performance Bicycle (Winter Park)

Juice Bike Share (Bike sharing service)

Orlando Urban Trail... Comments and Photos

A beginning for downtown Orlando FL, and worth a look! The history plaques along the Orlando Urban Trail are a great addition. We look forward to the planned connector to Gertrude's Walk and Church Street.

Using Loch Haven Park as the mid-point of the trail, we biked south towards downtown Orlando, and then north to Mead Garden in Winter Park.


Orlando Urban Trail... Loch Haven Park South to Downtown Orlando

 

Loch Haven Park to Virginia Drive

Loch Haven Park is at about the middle of the trail, and offers plentiful parking. Heading toward downtown, a bridge crosses Lake Formosa then the trail goes through a residential neighborhood.


 

Virginia Drive to Lake Highland

In this section, the trail follows the old Dinky Line rail bed - the historic former rail line to Winter Park. Crossing Virginia Drive leads into an industrial area. At Ferris Avenue, the trail meets Lake Highland Drive at Lake Highland Preparatory School.


 

Lake Highland to Magnolia Avenue

The trail follows Lake Highland Drive around Lake Highland Preparatory School, and ends at Magnolia Avenue downtown. Later development will link to Church Street and the Amway Center.


Orlando Urban Trail... Loch Haven Park North to Mead Garden

 

Princeton Street (Loch Haven Park) to Dorchester St.

Near Loch Haven Park are three intersections - Princeton Street, Rollins Street, and North Mills Avenue. The trail passes the museums, theaters, and Science Center, then follows North Mills Avenue over Lake Estelle.


 

Dorchester St. to Mead Garden

A short section of trail runs next to Dorchester Street, then the trail goes on-road following Lake Shore Drive to Nottingham Street and Mead Garden. There is not a lot of through traffic in this area, but as always be aware and considerate of auto traffic and the residential nature of the neighborhood.


More along the Orlando Urban Trail

 

Lake Ivanhoe Trail at Gaston Edwards Park

Gaston Edwards Park is a popular recreational area on Orange Avenue along Lake Ivanhoe, close to restaurants and shops on Orlando's "Antique Row." A boat ramp allows launching onto Lake Ivanhoe, popular with water skiers and paddle boarders. The park has sand volleyball courts, playground, and a fitness course. The Ivanhoe Trail segment links to the Orlando Urban Trail via sidewalk at Magnolia Avenue or at Highland Avenue.


 

Loch Haven Park

Loch Haven Park is a main cultural center for Orlando, with the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Fire Museum, and Mennello Museum of American Art. The 45-acre park itself offers a pleasant respite, as well as access to the Orlando Urban Trail.


 

On-Road Link to Cady Way Trail

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

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