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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“We have been going there since we moved to the area 12 years ago and try to attend all of their fabulous activities. What we appreciate is the variety of events, activities and lectures that are offered. The atmosphere is casual, social and educational.”
Electronic Notices Sign-up
Sign up to be electronically notified about our activities and events! Periodic electronic bulletins are sent with event/activity information and nature tidbits. Knowing how many emails everyone receives, we are careful not to abuse your information and limit our sendings. You can opt out of our electronic notifications at any time.
“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.”
Let’s stay safe!
Currently, all large group activities have been discontinued due to the increases in infections of both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Chair Yoga (Wednesdays from 10 to 11), Reading Tails (second Wednesday from 3 to 4) and school field trips are continuing since physical distancing and masking are able to be practiced.
For your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers, everyone entering our buildings (except for the very young) is required to wear a mask. We do NOT have masks available to provide for visitors. Sanitizer is located in each building for your use.
Our trails remain open and you can come to enjoy the outdoors and nature. We hope these restrictions are for a short duration and will offer normal and new programs as soon as possible. Please, monitor our Facebook page and read our electronic notices to learn what is happening at the Trout Lake Nature Center.