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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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Nice place to walk

This is a fun place to take walks. There are a few little shops next to it, which include ice cream... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicolle T
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Tallahassee, Florida
peaceful but also interesting folks

I love walking around the lake watching the ducks and turtles along with the folks walking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marianne I
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New Kensington
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“black dog cafe” (10 reviews)
“food truck” (10 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (10 reviews)
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N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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"black dog cafe"
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"feed the ducks"
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"nice lake"
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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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"few hours"
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"turtles"
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"goslings"
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"popsicles"
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"jog"
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"pond"
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"gazebo"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 10 March 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 22 December 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 20 December 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.

1  Thank Kat A
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Reviewed 30 October 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 21 October 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 3 October 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

Thank 1MSLORRIE
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keytotravel
4 March 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
29 December 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
11 August 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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