Close to downtown Orlando the planned community of Baldwin Park is built on the site of the old Orlando Naval Training Station. The bike trail is centered on the conservation area around Lake Baldwin, but the entire community is bike-friendly, with biking and pedestrian-friendly paths throughout. Along with Celebration and Lake Nona, this is a model of pedestrian and bike-friendly urban center planning. Through its link to the Cady Way Trail, the trail accesses more Orlando and Winter Park neighborhoods, schools, and parks. Detailed map and photos below.
Location: Orange County (Orlando)
Mileage: 2.5 miles around Lake Baldwin; 1 mile link to Cady Way Trail around Lake Susannah
Surface: Asphalt, 14 feet
Trailheads/Parking: Baldwin Park Village Center, Lake Baldwin Park, Veterans Memorial Park (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Winter Park, Orlando
With the connecting Cady Way Trail, this is a great all-purpose trail for anyone living near downtown Orlando. Road bikers can ride for over 40 miles by connecting to Cady Way, which merges into the Cross Seminole Trail, which connects with the Seminole-Wekiva Trail. Baldwin Park Village Center (lakeside park and pier) was a pleasant surprise, with a choice of restaurants and plenty to keep kids busy. (Not the easiest place to find, needs more signage.)
The area around Lake Baldwin is maintained as a conservation area with the popular 2.5 mile recreational Lake Baldwin Trail circling the lake. Parks accessible from the trail include Lake Baldwin Park (dog-friendly), Veterans Memorial Park, and Blue Jacket Park.
Here, Starting at the Village Center, counterclockwise around the lake.
For a full recreational ride, link to 7.5 miles of Cady Way biking, continue to the
Cross Seminole Trail
With bike lanes and mostly quiet streets, the entire community is bikeable
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