Winter Garden Lake Apopka Shore

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Winter Garden Lake Apopka Shore
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It's wonderful to go to the southern shore of Lake Apopka, in Winter Garden near Tanner Hall, and check out the amazing wildlife. Here there is a wooden pier, some cute white bridges over canals, and walkways along the lake. In the little plants at the shore, so many birds, turtles, and baby alligators find shelter. You can watch as the alligators try to catch a bird for a meal. In May-October there are tiny baby alligators. Large gazebos with benches are a nice spot to take a rest. There is also a public pool called Farnsworth Pool, and a large playground with a ship to play in, at Newton Park.

After, walk the cute main street, Plant Street, past the blue-green fountain in the center median where you will find gorgeous purple wisteris arbors. Have a chocolate croissant in the lovely outdoor seating at Rosallie's French Cafe. Plant Street is a four minute drive or fifteen minute walk away, on Lakeview Ave.
For a fantastic drive on a narrow strip of land between two bodies of water, check out Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, seventeen minutes away to the north by car. On a sunny day you will see lots of birds and alligators.

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Baby alligator!

Baby alligator swimming along.

You can see how tiny this alligator is, compared to this flower.

Two baby alligators cruising by.

You always feel happy when you arrive at the lake!

Pretty plants full of birds.

White bridge in the distance.

Shaded area on the pier. Handy in the middle of the day!

An anhinga bird dries its wings.

Looking back from the middle of the pier.

Lush plants by the pier.

Pier jutting out into the lake.

View from the top of the white bridge.

Shady spot to watch the baby alligators galore.

Bench and cypress trees.

Water lilies and grasses.

A teeny baby alligator, so stripey and cute!

Shade leading to the white bridge.

Snowy egret on the lawn.

Huge gazebo.

Playground ship.

Baby alligator swimming toward us.

Bench and lamppost with luminous lake in the distance.

A bird dries its wings.

Birds swimming together.

Turtles in the water.

Square border with cypress trees.

Checking out the baby alligators.

Baby alligator and turtle.

This turtle should be a bit nervous!

Bench and lawn.

Cypress trees and birds.

Play equipment at the playground.

Swings at the playground.

The playground with a swirly pole.

Playground with views of lake.

The pier.

View from the top of the Venetian-style stairs.

Alligator cruising by.

Bird drying its wings at the pier.

The lily pads.

Bench and Venetian-style stairs.

I like this tree.

Teeny tiny birds.

Bird in a plant.

Birds galore.

The walkway near the pier.

Birds and duckweed.

Purple flowers along the shore.

Baby moorhens!

Mommy and baby moorhen.

Blue heron.

Peaceful bench by the water.

Sitting area that juts out from the pier, among the water lilies.

A scenic spot.

Directions

Winter Garden Lake Apopka Shore is located at 778 N Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787, near Tanner Hall. There is plenty of free parking.

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