After waiting through days of winter gloom, we all love celebrating the wonderful springtime – but there’s something about the tantalizing, laid-back freedom of sunny summer days ahead that we’re all beginning to crave! While we wait for June and kicking off a new season filled with sun and fun, there’s still so much that we can do to welcome in that summertime state of mind early – and we think that one of the best places for a mini-vacation is Peach Valley’s newest home (and your new top brunch choice), Mount Dora! Whether you’re local or dropping by for a fun-filled weekend, here’s a few of our favorite options for excitement around the area.
Pack a Picnic for the Park
Nothing quite says “summer” like a picnic on a warm, lovely day. Enlist the help of your family to craft an afternoon activity that all will enjoy – making sandwiches, assembling charcuterie board appetizers, or packing some ripe and delicious fruit for snacking. But if you’d like to take a vacation from the extra food prep, Peach Valley has you covered at our Mount Dora location – the perfect home base to pack your picnic basket for an adventure. Pick up some brunch favorites, then snag a spot at a beautiful local park to enjoy a meal. Palm Island Park is a great choice where you can enjoy Lake Dora views amongst stunning live oaks, cypress, and cabbage palms. Plus, the area’s walking trails are a great choice for a post-meal stroll!
Take Home a Treasure or Two
Mount Dora is the perfect place to hunt for treasure – especially if you love all things old, interesting, eclectic, or unique! Antique-lovers and flea market fans will feel right at home here. One spot that shouldn’t be missed in Renninger’s Antique Center – where vendors arrive throughout the year to take part in vast antiques extravaganzas and other themed shopping events. If you can’t make it on one of those particular dates, however, don’t fret – you’ll be sure to enjoy the flea and farmer’s market, as well as the antique center, each weekend.
Visit Beautiful Lake Dora
Don’t think that taking a trip inland means missing out on opportunities for on-the-water summer fun. Spending a day in Mount Dora means enjoying access to lovely Lake Dora – which might just be the best spot for your next fishing trip, boating excursion, or more! As part of the Harris Chain Lakes, Lake Dora is home to events throughout the year – like the Annual Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival – as well as boat tours and waterfront dining options.
Build Your Best Brunch Spread Yet
Working up a hunger during your early summer celebrations in Mount Dora? Go the right route with a delicious brunch! You don’t have to look far now that Peach Valley Café has opened its doors – so you can find all your classic favorites conveniently! So, grab a mimosa and some late-morning fare – like pancakes, an omelet, a tasty salad, or a classic sandwich – and dig in. Plus, snap a photo of your delectable table-spread array to add to your collection of vacation-day memories!
The next time you find the time to enjoy a summery vacation day in lovely Mount Dora, be sure to swing by our newest Peach Valley brunch restaurant location. We’re excited to welcome you in with a friendly atmosphere, safe service, and fresh, homemade recipes – here, or at any of our Floridian locations!