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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

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Lake Ella and the Food Trucks!

I visit this place often during the month. Every THURSDAY they have Food Truck Thursday. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mia R
Tallahassee, Florida
Nice place to go

Always a nice place if you can find parking. It's typically busy with walkers, young and old alike... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
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N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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All reviews food truck feed the ducks black dog cafe nice lake nice place to walk makes me feel evening stroll turtles benches goslings pond popsicles jog gazebo exercise picnic helicopter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this place often during the month. Every THURSDAY they have Food Truck Thursday. The Tallahassee Food Truck Association and the Lake Ella Merchants Association gather local food trucks and local bands and have an awesome event free to the community. (folks pay for...More

Thank Mia R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Always a nice place if you can find parking. It's typically busy with walkers, young and old alike. Ducks everywhere, creating lots of duck dung. But still pleasant. There's some great little shops around. Black dog coffee is a local favorite. They also have food...More

Thank kccallison
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lake Ella was a nice lake and park for walking / running in a great location near downtown Tallahassee. Very peaceful.

Thank DarleneL471
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We took a Saturday Evening stroll around Lake Ella. The paved walkway was shaded and had lovely views of the lake. A number of shops and restaurants are on the north side of the lake. Many birds were around as well. There were several historical...More

Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I grew up on this lake. Used to be a clear lake with lots of fish which you could catch and eat. Then they brought in the ducks and now it actually acts as a holding pond. There a nice sidewalk to walk around the...More

Thank puttzer04
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Yesterday was a sitting feeding the ducks kind of relaxation day with my grandsons.. The joy I see in there eyes melt my heart as the talk and feed the ducks

Thank Prettyplus
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a fun place to take walks. There are a few little shops next to it, which include ice cream and coffee shops. Lots of ducks, which you usually see families with kids feeding, although there are few signs not to feed a specific...More

Thank Nicolle T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I love walking around the lake watching the ducks and turtles along with the folks walking and running around.Food tents, food trucks, music on certain days. Black Dog cafe with organic popsicles..benches to relax on..little cottages with clothes, ice cream.

Thank Marianne I
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Could be a very popular place and Food Truck Thursday seems to be a "thing" and the Black Dog Cafe has wonderful drinks however on the other side of the lake" actually an attractive holding pond with sidewalk all the way around' host quite a...More

1  Thank Deitra K
Reviewed 10 April 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

Thank Mark T
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4 March 2018|
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Response from TrailTrekker15 | Reviewed this property |
I saw at least 2-3 turtle species including box shell turtles and soft shell turtles. The Florida Audubon Guide is really helpful for identifying local species you observe.
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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.
11 August 2015|
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