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Trout Lake Nature Center

Features Animals
520 E County Road 44, Eustis, FL 32736-2518
+1 352-357-7536
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They keep improving the park.

It has been almost 2 years since I was here the last time. I did enjoy seeing some of the changes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill H
Leesburg, Florida
Back to Nature

Took our grandson. Visited the nature museum of local habitat. Check out the gift store, had a very... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
George T
Eustis, Florida
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The Trout Lake Nature Center is a quiet and peaceful place in the little town of Eustis. Staff and volunteers work to educate about, protect and conserve Florida's environment. Trout Lake Nature Center encompasses 230 acres that include a nature center, museum and turtle habitat, surrounded by a network of dog-friendly short trails that meander through a variety of upland and wetland habitats. A boardwalk leads to a covered dock on Trout Lake with the possibility of wildlife viewing. Monthly programs include: * Friday Night Naturalist Speakers Series * Third Saturday Concerts (folk music) * Nature Sprouts for preschoolers * Chair Yoga and other health-related activities * Bird walks and guided hikes. * Special events such as Turtle Day, Lights in the Woods, and more.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bug spray” (2 reviews)
“boy scouts” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
520 E County Road 44, Eustis, FL 32736-2518
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been almost 2 years since I was here the last time. I did enjoy seeing some of the changes and their continued willingness to accept recommendations.for the center. I especially like the continued support by the Boy Scouts.More

1  Thank Bill H
tlncdirector, Manager at Trout Lake Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for noticing our improvements. We keep trying to get better and better. We rely on our members, volunteers and visitors to help steer us in the right direction. And, we truly appreciate the efforts the Boy Scouts make at TLNC. We love our...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Took our grandson. Visited the nature museum of local habitat. Check out the gift store, had a very nice selection of nature media. We then went along the nature trail.

1  Thank George T
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Took a peaceful stroll to lake. Saw a gator and birds. Also visit the little museum there. It showed some of the wild life local to the region. It was interesting.

Thank K S
tlncdirector, Manager at Trout Lake Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back again and thanks for passing the word along.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited with the family. Kids enjoyed the small wildlife museum and they loved the nature walk back to the lake. Even saw a gator.

Thank paul2017118
tlncdirector, Manager at Trout Lake Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Glad you enjoy your hike. Come back soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Trout Lake Nature Center is wonderful place to take an easy hike in the woods or out to the dock on the lake with kids or your dog. They have multiple trails & boardwalks that are easy & not too long perfect for kids or...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This hidden gem should be a destination for anyone "doing" Central Florida. Off the beaten path and really Florida.

Thank Floridia_traveler
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Okay this is not a place for long hikes they have several well-marked short trails...that said the trail that ends at the lake...Wow. My girlfriend and I are nature photographers and we filled out memory cards on Osprey, Gators, Anhinga, Terns, sparrows, Blue Heron, Egrets,...More

Thank Burgi3
Management response:Responded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Yes, we are small but have a lot packed into a little space. Volunteers and staff love to interact with our visitors so stop and say hi...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The nature center offers fun educational information, where children can have a hands on experience to learn more about the animal in Florida. The trails are an easy hike and lead to the beautiful lake. Be sure to stop and see Grandfather oak, definitely worth...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

Thank you so much for visiting TLNC and recommending it. Yes, the Grandfather Oak is a treasure and it is estimated that it is between 300 and 350 years old. Please be sure to come back and visit. Eileen Tramontana Executive Director

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a crown jewel for Eustis. a great place for a quiet walk in the woods or to sit and watch Florida's abundance of water birds and raptors. Very peaceful view over Trout Lake and well kept trails. Periodic curated walks are offered as...More

Thank flipper214
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took kids, both 11, there while visiting nearby relatives. Went on a Friday early afternoon and it wasn't very busy. A few fun trails (wear tennis shoes), with one going all the way out to the lake. You need to look for things on the...More

1  Thank Steve D
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Crystal R
7 May 2017|
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Response from tlncdirector | Property representative |
There is no cost for entry and most programs but we do depend on donations and grants for fund this independent non-profit.