AVA Special Programs
Two 5 & 10 km Walks at Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs Centers
The Villages is a retirement community in central Florida south of Ocala and one of the fastest growing cities in the USA with a population of over 140,000 Restrooms at the start, pools, & rec centers. Strollers and wheelchairs welcomed. Leashed pets are allowed. Please carry water. Walk in daylight hours. Mask required in hotels; Restrooms available. Masks should be worn when physical distancing is not possible.Events: Y1470 & Y1433. Trail Ratings: 1A.
Lake Sumter Landing Description:The 5 and 10km self-paced walks at Lake Sumter Landing start at The Waterfront Inn. The routes on sidewalks and multi-modal recreation trails provide views of the Cherry Lake/Lake Sumter, Lake Sumter Landing Town Square, gardens, residential, business, and athletic areas of The Villages. Masks requested, not required.
Restrooms at the start (are open to non-guests), pools, & rec centers. The Walk Box is located in a labeled cabinet inside the main door of the Inn . Contact: Jan Van Vlack, 317.300.0526, email@example.com
Lake Sumter Landing. The Waterfront Inn is at 1105 Lake Shore Drive, hours 7am-6pm daily. From Orlando use FL408W to the Turnpike to exit 304. Turn right on US 301. Go 5.8 mi to County Rd 472. Turn right for 2 mi. At Buena Vista Blvd. turn right for 3.5 mi. Turn left on Old Mill Run to Inn on left. From US 441N go left at County Rd. 466 in Lady Lake 2.9 mi. Turn left on Morse Blvd. across bridge to first round about. Turn right on Old Mill to The Waterfront Inn on right. From I75N/S use exit 329, FL44, and turn right from south (left from north). Turn left on US 301 and go 5.8 mi. Turn right on County Rd 472 for 2 mi. At Buena Vista Blvd. turn right for 3.5 mi. Turn left on Old Mill Run to Inn on left. GPS: 28.9096186,-81.9780424.
Spanish Springs Description:The routes on sidewalks and multi-modal trails provide shaded views of the Spanish Springs Town Square, gardens, residential areas, restaurants, shops, businesses, and golf course areas of The Villages. The Walk Box is located on the floor in business center to the right just inside the main door. Contact: Gerry Vannienwenhove, 240.727.2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Springs. The TownPlace Suites is at 1141 Alonzo Ave.** The Villages FL 32159. From Gainesville on I75 S. use exit 341, County Rd. 484. Turn left, cross County Road 475 and US 301 to US 27/441. Turn right on US 27/441 to Avenida Central in Lady Lake. Turn right on Avenida Central, cross Paige Place, and turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace Suites. From Tampa on I-75 N use exit 329, State Rd. 44. Turn right on State Road 44 to US 301. Turn left on US 301. Turn right on County Road 466 to Buena Vista Boulevard. Turn left on Buena Vista Boulevard to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout and cross Morse Boulevard to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Avenue. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace Suites. From Orlando on Florida turnpike north use exit 304, Wildwood. Turn right on US 301 to County Rd. 466. Turn right on County Road 466 to Buena Vista Boulevard. Turn left on Buena Vista Boulevard to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout at Morse Boulevard proceeding through the roundabout to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Avenue. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace Suites. From Leesburg & Orlando on US 441/27 turn left in Lady Lake on Avenida Central and cross Paige Place. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace Suites. Park in the rear and enter from that direction. From Ocala on US 27/441 S. enter Lady Lake and turn right on Avenida Central and cross Paige Place. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace Suites.
**All - turn right into TownPlace Suites and walk box is next to computer terminal in meeting room. GPS: 28.9410824,-81.9519569.
Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club events cost $3 for every Traditional and Year-Round Event walk and include AVA/IVV credit for those recording walks. Minors under 13 may walk for free if not an AVA/IVV credit walker. The 5 Southeast Florida Online Start Box walks are $2 for the instructions and $1 more for AVA/IVV credit.
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