5 & 10 km Walks

AVA Special Programs

This is a 5 and 10km walk (3.1 and 6.2 mi) along oak shaded Winter Park downtown, residential, lakes, and college areas. The 10km passes Lakes Mizell, Virginia, and Maitland on shaded, oak lined streets; visits the Rollins College campus. You see Winter Park's downtown fine shops and the excellent restaurants along Park Ave. A must stop is the Morse Museum's display of Tiffany glass art. Strollers and wheelchairs permitted (some streets have no sidewalks). Leashed pets permitted but not in Central Park. Please carry water. Walk in daylight hours. Event: SE18/Y0394. Trail Ratings: 1A.

Walks must be completed during daylight hours. Contact: Michael Kirchner, 407.491.1002,

To To Lakemont YMCA at 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. from Orlando take I-4E to Exit 87, Fairbanks Ave. and turn right (east) for 3.5 miles thru Winter Park (becomes Aloma Ave.). Turn left on Lakemont Ave. at Mobile station. The YMCA is on the left just past the light at Palmer. From SR 417 use Exit 38, Aloma, and turn left, drive 6 miles. Turn right on Lakemont (Mobil is on the corner). The YMCA is on the left (just past the light) at Palmer. Park in the left lot. The 5K start is at the AMTRAK station 3 miles away.

Hours M-Th 5am to 10pm, Fri 5am to 9pm, Sa 7am to 6pm, and Su 12pm to 6 pm. Closed major holidays and the afternoon before. Walk must be completed during daylight hours. Ask at the reception desk for the walk box that is under the counter. Restrooms and water are available at the YMCA and along the route (Dinky Dock Park, Starbucks, Panera).

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Maitland and its beautiful lakes and Audubon Birds of Prey Center are 4 miles away.

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