TLNC is a wonderful place to experience natural Central Florida! Visitors enjoy walking the many trails, seeing the exhibits, and strolling the peaceful lake boardwalk.

At Trout Lake Nature Center we are on a mission to educate and inform people of all ages through our programs, outreach, and resources. As an independent nonprofit, we depend on volunteers, donations, and the support of the community.

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“I can’t speak highly enough about Trout Lake Nature Center. Their staff is awesome. This is the “real” Florida. Nature trails, exhibits, and classes are all here. The staff loves to teach, and I often take my kids to there educational field trips.”

Susan I.


Our News

FNN: Environmental Justice for All

Dr. Beverly Wards joins us to expound on her brief talk about what environmental justice and what means for the community and each of us at our July 15, Friday Night Naturalist talk.
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Reading Tails June 8 and July 13

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to practice their reading with the PAWS therapy dogs from 2:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 8 and again on Wednesday, July 13. The dogs are well trained and excellent listeners, helping to build the child’s confidence and desire to read. Bring a blanket (to sit comfortably on the floor) and a book your child is reading or wants to read or...
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Find Hidden Figures

Walking in the woods is enjoyable and many of us are getting outside for both our physical and mental health
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