New Boat ready to rent In the Harris chain lakes if you want to you could go to Tavares which should take you to Dora canal, Tavares has a bunch of restaurants and bars right on the water Park for the kids. Dog friendly. Haines Creek Dead River it's a chain of lakes or about seven big lakes or five big lakes and two little ones. The city of Eustis has a dock where you can walk there's just a lot to do and see. Tavares and Eustis both have parks for the kids and dog friendly Mt Dora all so has a dock but it about 1/2 mile from down town.