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Reported: March 2012; latest update: March 2017

Maitland Bike Route... Orange County Neighborhood Biking

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The City of Maitland has a well established network of Central Florida biking paths for shopping or commuting and has included biking and pedestrian friendly development in its master plan. The route mapped here includes both bike trail and bike path, and is not inclusive of all bike paths in the city. This bike route is a fairly well-marked combination of bike trail and bike lanes through parks, residential and commercial areas. Maitland is growing its biking network and has installed 270 "wayfaring" signs marking out routes to parks, schools, and points of interest.  (Detailed map and photos below.)


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Location: Orange County (Maitland)
End Points: Lake Avenue (Lake Lily), Maitland Community Park
Mileage: 5.5 miles
Surface: Paved, various width and bike lanes
Trailheads/Parking: Lake Lily Park, Maitland Community Park, Minnehaha Park. (See detailed map, left)
Bike Shops/Rentals: Casselberry, Winter Park (see links above right)
Nearby Points of Interest: Maitland Art Center, William Waterhouse House Museum, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Enzian Theater

We chose Lake Lily Park and Maitland Community Park as the trailheads due to their location on the actual bike trail, and availability of parking. The trail at Lake Lily is rather short, ending on a commercial street requiring biking on busy roads. The overpass at US17-92 is a great link between neighborhoods, parks and schools, and the trail also includes two tunnels and a covered bridge. Maitland Community Park has a "blue," "red," and "yellow" hiking/jogging/biking trail network and serves as a link to continued biking on the bike path and trail. (Note: While the areas around Lake Lily Park and Maitland Community Park are good for families and kids, we don't recommend the on-street routes between the two parks for children.)

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Comments by Mudfish: A great kid ride with more shade than most - start at Maitland Community Park (boardwalk, playground, walking trails), ride west over the 17-92 overpass to the small tunnel at Greenwood Ave, and return.
From Lake Avenue to Maitland Community Park
Park at Lake Lily Park (parking, restrooms, water, playground, walking trail). The actual start of the Bob Sonnenberg Blue Bicycle Trail (designated route 17) is at Lake Avenue across the railroad track, up a short trail and over a boardwalk. After crossing Maitland Avenue, the trail winds behind some businesses, and comes to an end at Packwood Avenue by the City Hall. Turn right and then left onto the trail along Independence Lane. Cross E. Horatio Avenue, turn left and then right on Maitland Avenue (designated route 2A); this is a busy road with no bike lanes, be aware - this was not a particularly pleasant ride. After about a half mile, turn right at Bridle Path (across from Sandspur Rd.) then left on Gamewell Avenue (designated route 3). The bike path goes through a residential neighborhood and then the trail picks up again at Greenwood Avenue, ride through a tunnel and you are at the 17-92 overpass. Across the overpass, the trail (still designated route 3) continues as a wide sidewalk along Mayo Avenue, over a boardwalk and into Maitland Community Park (parking, restrooms, playground, picnic area, walking/jogging trails, tennis, racquetball). (Reported: March 2012, updated March 2017)
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Start of trail at Lake Avenue, boardwalk Railroad crossing to Lake Lily Park Lake Lily Park Crossing Maitland Avenue Along the trail
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Behind some businesses Trail at E. Packwood Ave., end of boardwalk New trail section along Independence Lane On Maitland Ave. Bridle Path
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Residential street past Bridle Path Trail resumes (to tunnel) Overpass at 17-92 Along Mayo Avenue Maitland Community  Park
From Maitland Community Park to Lake Lily
At Maitland Community Park, follow the "Yellow" route, across the boardwalk, to the exit. Ride on the bike path along Mohican Trail (designated route 4), then turn right where the bike trail picks up and runs between Thistle Lane and Maitland Middle and Dommerich Elementary Schools (designated route 4A). The trail again becomes a bike path on Thistle Lane, ending at Horatio Avenue (route 11). This is another less pleasant ride due to the heavy traffic. Turn right at Minnehaha Park (parking, restrooms, water, picnic area, playground) and follow the trail to the tunnel under Horatio. (Note, the less scenic option is to stay on Horatio to Swoope Avenue and continue as below.) The tunnel exits to Old Horatio Road, ride under the bridge and back to Horatio. Go one block to Swoope Avenue (route 2), turn left and then right on Packwood Avenue. Cross 17-92 and one block down turn left back onto the trail to return to Lake Lily. (Reported: March 2012)
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Maitland Community Park, "Yellow" route Boardwalk in park Bike path resumes outside park exit Trail at Maitland Middle/Dommerich Elementary Schools Bike path on
Thistle Lane
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Horatio Avenue Minnehaha Park Tunnel under Horatio; the canal connects  Lake Minnehaha to Lake Nina and Lake Maitland On Old Horatio, covered bridge Bike lane on Packwood approaching 17-92

More information on the Maitland Bike Route (links open in new window):

- City of Maitland - Transportation Services

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