Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
4:39 am EST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Popular Mount Dora docks to view sunsets have reopened

A popular site to view sunsets has reopened in Mount Dora, and city council members, Mayor Cathy Hoechst, city leaders and staff members marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday at the 4th Avenue Docks.

Repair work on the docks were completed in June, according to a news release. The work included installation of new pipe hinges on the floating docks and pylons used to hold the floating docks in place. In 2019, after several strong storms came through Lake County, the floating docks had broken away from the previous welded hinges, making the docks dangerous and unstable to use or stand on. Extensive work was done on the docks. The city construction manager worked with Faden Builders to get the repairs done.

“The 4th Avenue Docks is an iconic spot in the city where visitors and residents can visit to watch world famous sunsets on Lake Dora,” Mount Dora Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald says in the release. City council members supported the efforts to make sure the docks were repaired quickly and safely for the public.

Rusty Anchor Tours also has resumed use of the docks for their boat tours.