Lake Griffin State Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Lake Griffin State Park
It is home to one of the largest live oak trees in the state. A unique feature of the park is its connection to Lake Griffin, the Ocklawaha River, and the Harris Chain of Lakes.
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Attractions Near Lake Griffin State Park
6.52km from Lake Griffin State Park
Venetian Gardens is a park located in Lake County, Florida. Positioned on the shore of Little Lake Harris, it features a beachfront boardwalk that loops around the water’s edge. It is also home to a marina, fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic areas, and several walking trails. On top of that, visitors can rent electric boats or paddle boats to explore Little Lake Harris. Also available are fishing charters and pontoon boat rentals for those wanting to explore farther out onto the lake.
Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area
10.82km from Lake Griffin State Park
This 4,518 acre marsh system is teeming with lush wildlife and stunning landscapes. This park is perfect for exploring nature’s diversity with its range of cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks, ponds and creeks. Here you can take an afternoon stroll around the looping miles of trails and enjoy cute sights like seven native species of turtles and more than 200 species of birds. You can also go on a canoe or kayak tour which allows you to explore the area in its entirety.
Quincy and Torch Lake Cog Railway
11.67km from Lake Griffin State Park
The Quincy and Torch Lake Cog Railway, is a scenic attraction that takes riders on a journey through the Keweenaw Peninsula. The experienced engineer guides guests through historic sites of the region on a one hour ride with views of natural forests, lakes, shorelines and more. It's been in operation since 1874 and is the oldest functioning railway business in the United States.
13.82km from Lake Griffin State Park
Lake Harris is Lake County's largest body of water. Ebenezer Jackson Harris (1815-1885), a pioneer who lived at Yalaha on the south side of the lake in the 1840s, gave the lake its name.
17.3km from Lake Griffin State Park
Lake Eustis covers approximately 7,000 acres. Beautiful Lake County is home to Leesburg, Eustis, Tavares, and Mount Dora, all of which boast excellent tourist accommodations and all kinds of sports activities that will delight any sports enthusiast.
Lake County Museum of Art
17.88km from Lake Griffin State Park
It was founded by 66 artists and patrons of the arts on Bay Street in historic downtown Eustis in 1995 to nurture culture and beauty. The Lake Eustis Museum of Art was renamed by its founders
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Lake County is a county in the central portion of the U.S. state of Florida.