Lake Lily Park, Maitland
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After work, people come to walk around Lake Lily. It's a happy scene with ducks swimming by, ibises looking silly in the trees, squirrels leaping from branch to branch, turtles balancing on logs, couples kissing by the shore, and people relaxing on park benches and at picnic tables. There is a fenced medium-sized play structure for kids, and a gazebo on the water. Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry House Museum is in the yellow Victorian house on the lawn over the lake, and you can visit Thurs-Sun 12-4. Busy Orlando Ave doesn't really interfere with the peace here, as trees arch over you, the fountain shoots up from the middle of the lake, and you feel the sunshine and warm breeze.
After your walk, enjoy a meal at Brown's New York Deli, a Jewish deli with a good soup and salad combo. Get the matzo ball chicken soup (yum!) and the club salad combo, and listen to the standard New York songs that will soothe your soul.
Just one minute by car, check out the Maitland Art Center with its inspiring outdoor chapel designed with Mayan and Christian elements.
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Lake Lily Park is located at 701 Lake Lily Dr, Maitland FL 32751. There is a free parking lot on Lake Lily Dr.
Brown's New York Deli, 156 Lake Ave, Maitland FL 32751, call (407) 960-6999.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.