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Charles H. Morse Park, Winter Park

Orlando, FL
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Charles H. Morse Park, Winter Park, Orlando FL

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Charles H. Morse Park is a delightful find! It offers a lovely little path that takes you under flower-covered archways to the back of Casa Feliz historic mansion. The brick mansion, built by James Gamble Rogers II in Spanish farmhouse style, is so cute with its sky blue window trim and shutters. Two gorgeous blue agave plants add to the scene, as do bamboo plants that stretch to the sky. Continue under the archway of Casa Feliz to the front of the house, walking the winding path past more flowers. You come to some modern townhouses built in Colonial style. Cross the street diagonally and check out the peaceful pineapple fountain with a strand of golf course trees in the distance. What a lovely sight! It feels like you're in Charleston! 
This neighborhood is filled with mansions with pretty gates, flower beds, and long driveways. Continue your walk by strolling along Interlachen Ave, checking out the houses.
Or stroll south for six minutes on Park Ave and get a French pastry and coffee at one of the bakeries.
Or walk north seventeen minutes to Kraft Azalea Park, checking out the lovely sights on the way. Once at the park you'll see incredible tall trees with Spanish moss. On the way, check out Kiwi Circle, a culdesac on Lake Osceola with handsome mansions. You will also walk over a white bridge over the canal that connects Lake Osceola with Lake Maitland (the lake that Kraft Azalea Park is on). On the south side of the bridge (on Palmer Ave) look down past bougainvillea at the narrow canal below.

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Petunias and arch.
Petunias and arch.
Arch with pretty vine, at the entrance near the parking lot.
Arch with pretty vine, at the entrance near the parking lot.
Stripey plants along the path.
Stripey plants along the path.
Silvery plant along the path.
Silvery plant along the path.
Gardenia- sweet!
Gardenia- sweet!
Archway at Casa Feliz.
Archway at Casa Feliz.
Looking through the archway at Casa Feliz.
Looking through the archway at Casa Feliz.
Brick path and groomed tree.
Brick path and groomed tree.
Cute multi-colored window railings.
Cute multi-colored window railings.
Looking through the arch back at the park.
Looking through the arch back at the park.
Arches over windows.
Arches over windows.
Brick pathway and Casa Feliz.
Brick pathway and Casa Feliz.
Arched window, and multi-colored balcony railings.
Arched window, and multi-colored balcony railings.
Silvery plant in a pot, and stripey plants behind.
Silvery plant in a pot, and stripey plants behind.
Lamppost near the entrance to Casa Feliz, on N. Park Ave.
Lamppost near the entrance to Casa Feliz, on N. Park Ave.
Bench near the Park Ave entrance to Casa Feliz.
Bench near the Park Ave entrance to Casa Feliz.
Fountain across Park Ave from Casa Feliz.
Fountain across Park Ave from Casa Feliz.
Fushsia flowers and Colonial-style townhouses on Park Ave.
Fushsia flowers and Colonial-style townhouses on Park Ave.
This scene on North Park Ave reminds me of Charleston!
This scene on North Park Ave reminds me of Charleston!
Sweet flowers.
Sweet flowers.
Plants along the path.
Plants along the path.
Casa Feliz.
Casa Feliz.
Casa Feliz and blue flowers in front.
Casa Feliz and blue flowers in front.
Flowers in the garden behind Casa Feliz.
Flowers in the garden behind Casa Feliz.
Pot fountain, and archway with leafy vine.
Pot fountain, and archway with leafy vine.
Lamppost and pot fountain, in Charles H. Morse Park.
Lamppost and pot fountain, in Charles H. Morse Park.
Blue agave in front of, and bamboo on the side of Casa Feliz.
Blue agave in front of, and bamboo on the side of Casa Feliz.
White petunias in the park.
White petunias in the park.
Blue agave outside a home across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Blue agave outside a home across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Home driveway with lovely flowers, across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Home driveway with lovely flowers, across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Driveway with flower beds, across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Driveway with flower beds, across Interlachen Ave from the park.
Magnolia flower, in April.
Magnolia flower, in April.
Half-timbered home on Kiwi Circle, a short walk from the park.
Half-timbered home on Kiwi Circle, a short walk from the park.

Directions

Charles H. Morse Park is located at 647 N. Interlachen Ave in Winter Park. There is a small parking lot, and a pathway leading to the back of Casa Feliz. 

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