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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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Beautiful Lake in the Middle of Tallahassee

Lake Ella provides a beautiful backdrop for hikers, bikers, and water fowl watchers. There are... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Mark T
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Quincy, Florida
You’ve Got To Try Food Truck Thursday

We were spending a few days in Tallahassee and a friend had recommended that we check out this... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Twila K
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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"the cottages"
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"great place to walk and enjoy"
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"evening stroll"
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"picnic tables"
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"great place to get away"
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"nice walk"
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"kids love"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Lake Ella provides a beautiful backdrop for hikers, bikers, and water fowl watchers. There are the ubiquitous Canadian Geese, a variety of ducks, and the diving Anhingas. The turtles are usually basking in the sun on a log out in the lake. Some days you...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We were spending a few days in Tallahassee and a friend had recommended that we check out this event. Website was a bit vague, but seemed to indicate that it started at 5:30pm. We showed at 5:15 to get a parking spot. When we arrived...More

Thank Twila K
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Whether you want a soothing place to sit and read, or a venue to get those 10000 steps, lake Ella is perfect!

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Lived in Tallahassee my whole life, this is a favorite place for a nice jog or stroll. Lots of ducks and cute small shops. Kids love to climb in the low-hanging tree branches.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is a wonderful place of peace and quiet where families can come watch ducks, walk about, and picnic.I was especially taken with all the children having so much fun. The lake is beautiful, there is easy access to parking, and it is really clean.

Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

You can walk around the lake, feed the ducks, sit in the gazebo and simply chill. Then there is the Black Dog Cafe where you can get a great chai!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

My son begs to come here to watch the ducks; while signs indicate clearly that feeding them is illegal and discouraged...we still like coming here. there are restaurants nearby and also some very cools treats and shops ff the Monroe side that offer ice cream...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Another Tallahassee place to visit, Lake Ella has a variety of things to see and do--if all you want to do is walk the lake--that's not so bad especially when you can people-watch. Quite a few services are there, so if you're hungry, want to...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

I walk regularly with a group of friends, usually once a week. The trail around the lake is completely paved--just be careful of the occasional "calling card" left by the waterfowl that inhabit the area! An evening stroll can be quite picturesque--and a bit cooler...More

Thank flstateprof
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

If you are looking to take pictures for that special occasion, this little park is for you. They also have water spraying in the air. Check out the turtles taking in the sun on the rocks in the middle of the lake. Went here to...More

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keytotravel
March 3, 2018|
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Response from jeanadrienne | Reviewed this property |
not sure, but there are a LOT of them, both large and small!
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barbara904
December 28, 2015|
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Response from RitaJuanita | Reviewed this property |
Punch in Tharpe Street & N Monroe intersection, and that should get you there. I don't think it has an actual address.
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DSMFDM
August 10, 2015|
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Response from autumn_everlasting | Reviewed this property |
This vacation rental is nearby (within 20 minutes), a two story farmhouse in a natural setting, lots of trees and a large yard. It is listing #323881 online at vrbo
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