Nature Scavenger Hunts
Learning to look at nature more closely or differently can teach a person many things. Try using one of these scavenger hunts to enhance your walk in the woods. They can be used as a teaching aid or developed into a learning worksheet for the classroom. Or, just plain used for fun.
In Florida, any time of the year is a good time to look for seeds but, in the Spring, you will often find a variety of seeds such as pine, Spanish needle, spiderwort, salt bush and more. Learn about the adaptations used by plants to have their seeds spread across the landscape from hitchhiking to parachuting.
Area Boat Ramps & Fishing Venues
While boating and fishing are not permitted at TLNC, there are many boating and fishing opportunities available in the surrounding area. For a printable PDF and a map of these options, please see the links below.
Emeralda Marsh Landing Boat Ramp 39339 CR 452, Leesburg 352-732-1225 - No amenities
Gilbert Park at Lake Dora 310 S. Tremain St, Mt. Dora 352-735-7183 - Restrooms, picnic area, fishing pier, lighthouse, trail and boardwalk
Herlong Park at Lake Griffin 700 E. North Blvd., Leesburg 352-728-9885 - Picnic tables, portable toilets
Hickory Point Park 27341 SR 19, Tavares 352-343-3777 - Restrooms, picnic areas
Lake Dalhousie Boat Ramp 38787 Burhans Rd, Eustis 352-253-4950 - No amenities
Lake Holly Boat Ramp 14421 CR 450, Umatilla 352-253-4950 - No amenities
Lakeshore Drive Boat Ramp at Lake Eustis 517 Lake Eustis Drive, Eustis 352-357-7969 - No amenities
Lake Umatilla Boat Ramp Lakeview Street, Umatilla 407-846-5300 - No amenities
Lake Yale East Boat Ramp 39400 Lake Yale Boat Ramp Rd., Eustis 352-253-4950 - No amenities
Lake Yale West Boat Ramp 39800 Thomas Boat Ramp Landing Dr., Eustis 352-253-4950 - No amenities
Marsh Park and Boar Ramp on Lake Yale 36545 Yalke Retreat Rd., Eustis 352-253-4950 - Portable toilets, picnic area, playground
Summerall Park at Dora Canal 1001 Wells Avenue, Tavares 352-742-6319 - Portable toilets, picnic area
Tavares Recreation Park at Lake Eustis 2030 W. Burleigh Blvd.,/US 441, Tavares 352-742-6319 - Restrooms, picnic area, fishing pier
Venetian Gardens at Lake Harris 109 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg 352-728-9885 - Restrooms, picnic tables
Area Fishing Venues Fishing Venues Map
Dollar General Store, 1101 N. Bay Street, Eustis fishing permitted in area behind store if people pick up after themselves.
Ferran Park, Eustis Lake Walk, 1/4 mile along the shoreline. Restrooms available.
Lake Enola, SR 19, it is across from the docks at Lake Umatila. Only bank fishing.
Lake Umatilla, dock located on SR 19, less than 5 miles from TLNC. Palm Island Park, 417 S. Tremain Street, Mt. Dora.
Tavares Recreational Park Fish Pier, 2030 W. Burleigh Blvd,/US 441, Tavares, Restrooms and picnic area
Trimble Park, 5802 Trimble Park Rd., Mt. Dora.