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

Nature Love Photo Contest

See if you can find heart shapes in nature. Take a photo and submit file by Feb. 1 to [email protected] Photos submitted in 2021 are not eligible for re-submission. Entries will be shared on our social media and electronic displays. First prize is a $50 Amazon gift card.
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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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Keep Wildlife in the Wild

If you’re enjoying the outdoors with your family and your child comes across a cute little wildlife critter
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