Lake Ella

N Monroe (Midtown) (Lake Ella Dr), Tallahassee, FL 32399, United States
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    SouthGate C.
    "Black Dog Cafe on Lake Ella is a MUST GO!"(3 Tips)
    California Chicken Grill
    "Grab a camera and take a walk around Lake Ella!"(2 Tips)
    Lauren L.
    "Food truck Thursday is a lot of fun!"(2 Tips)
    Super Suds Express
    "Perfect place to relax and have a picnic :)"(5 Tips)
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  • Tanner H.

    Great lazy Sunday destination. Bring a blanket and relax on the grass.

    Tanner H · September 21
  • JaCoco T.

    So peaceful

    JaCoco The Chef · September 14
  • TAPP_Water

    Did you know that ‪Lake Ella‬ was renovated in 1986 to reduce flooding and treat ‪#‎stormwater‬ ‪#‎pollutants‬?

    TAPP_Water · May 8
  • Lauren L.

    Food truck Thursday is a lot of fun! And black dog cafe is a nice place to have a drink and just hang out.

    Lauren Laufer · December 28, 2014
  • Camille F.

    romantic place for picnics

    Camille Farr · November 7, 2014
  • Karl W.

    Food Truck Thursday are so worth it.

    Karl Warren · June 13, 2014
  • TAPP_Water

    Whatever you're in the mood for, Lake Ella has it all! From scenic walkways to shops & cafes, stop by & enjoy the outdoors. For more info on how you can protect your local lakes & parks, visit #TAPP!

    TAPP_Water · June 2, 2014
  • Russel B.

    Great place for a family picnic.

    Russel Bruce · March 9, 2014
  • SouthGate C.

    Black Dog Cafe on Lake Ella is a MUST GO!

    SouthGate Centre · October 30, 2013
  • Tara M.

    Take your kids and walk your dogs.

    Tara McLanahan · October 8, 2013
  • Tara M.

    Bring a sheet/blanket, relax near the gazebo and catch up on work or a great book!

    Tara McLanahan · October 8, 2013
  • Linda M.

    This is a true town square.

    Linda Miklowitz · September 6, 2013
  • Kacie

    Watch out for the duck poop!

    Kacie · August 30, 2013
  • Anisha K.

    The ducks look scary! Great for a walk any time of the day or night.

    Anisha Kamble · July 14, 2013
  • Abby D.

    Tom Brown and the other parks are better for dogs

    Abby Davis · July 7, 2013
  • Jeremy B.

    Great place for a walk.....kinda pretty and just great place "to get out"

    Jeremy Blanck · May 10, 2013
  • Cliff

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    Cliff · January 23, 2013
  • Andrew H.

    Great place to relax and get away from the city environment

    Andrew Herridge · January 3, 2013
  • Todd B.

    The ice cream and treats at Barb's Brittles are super Yummy! It's one of the small shops near the lake.

    Todd Bacile · September 29, 2012
  • Taylor

    Great place to go with your friends to hang out, eat, take pictures, picnics, feed ducks... Anything! Great place.

    Taylor · July 1, 2012
  • Jelaine P.

    Great place to walk the dog

    Jelaine Palmer-Lewis · April 9, 2012
  • Raquel R.

    Walking the Lake Ella circle is a great way to get peaceful, enjoyable exercise!

    Raquel Ross · April 7, 2012
  • Raquel R.

    Bring a bag of bread and feed the ducks!

    Raquel Ross · April 7, 2012
  • Super Suds Express

    Perfect place to relax and have a picnic :)

    Super Suds Express · February 23, 2012
  • Garnet & Gold

    Great place to run, lay out, study or just relax!

    Garnet & Gold · February 17, 2012
  • Super Suds Express

    Great place to take photos with friends!

    Super Suds Express · February 7, 2012
  • Jelaine P.

    Great place to run

    Jelaine Palmer-Lewis · January 18, 2012
  • California Chicken Grill

    Need some place to relax and spend time with friends? Grab a camera and take a walk around Lake Ella!

    California Chicken Grill · January 17, 2012
  • M. L.

    Swing by Black Dog Cafe for great coffee, better atmosphere and interesting people

    M. L. · November 20, 2011
  • LaToya D.

    Don't bring food unless you like being stalked by ruthless ducks.

    LaToya Dupree · October 31, 2011
  • Leann P.

    If you take photography at TCC Carlos hates duck pictures. He says they're overdone and you can be more creative.

    Leann Powell · September 24, 2011
  • William W.

    great place to run, just remember to jump the ducks, they wont move out of your way

    William Winney · September 6, 2011
  • Lipton Iced Tea

    Bring bread to feed the ducks and enjoy the great outdoors.

    Lipton Iced Tea · June 29, 2011
  • Laura M.

    Find the cool kids playin hacky sack on sundays at 530. all really friendly and always looking for new players

    Laura Michael · June 20, 2011
  • Vintage Bistro & Bar

    Lake Ella is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon or enjoy a sunset! Afterwards, come satisfy your appetite with us at Vintage Bistro & Bar!

    Vintage Bistro & Bar · June 20, 2011
  • Vintage Bistro & Bar

    Walking around Lake Ella make you work up an appetite? Come by Vintage Bistro and Bar for our Sweet Potato Fries or Bleu Cheese Grits!

    Vintage Bistro & Bar · June 2, 2011
  • The Apartment Seekers

    Want to live near Lake Ella? We can help! Call us at (850) 523-9388!

    The Apartment Seekers · May 20, 2011
  • Vintage Bistro & Bar

    After you're done feeding the ducks at Lake Ella, come treat yourself to dinner at Vintage Bistro & Bar!

    Vintage Bistro & Bar · May 5, 2011
  • Dean W.

    Looks like 90% of people walk counter-clockwise.

    Dean Wagman · April 25, 2011
  • Dean W.

    Why study at the library when you can study here? Grab a bench and dive in. The books that is.

    Dean Wagman · April 25, 2011
  • 101 Restaurant

    One of the best places in Tallahassee for a walk!

    101 Restaurant · April 19, 2011
  • Henry P.

    always bring a cigarette.

    Henry Pym · April 15, 2011
  • The Wharf Express

    What a beautiful day for a walk!

    The Wharf Express · April 13, 2011
  • Justin H.

    Please don't cruise here. The speed limit around the lake is 25, not 5.

    Justin Haglund · March 13, 2011
  • Tallahassee Democrat

    The park has picnic shelters, a site for community activities and a walking trail that encircles the lake. It's bordered by quaint shops and cafes. Visitors can enjoy a 0.6mi walk around the lake.

    Tallahassee Democrat · December 1, 2010
  • Maria V.

    watch out for the ducks.....they are huge! but they are pretty good about not bothering you.

    Maria Vila · November 20, 2010
  • Jeff L.

    Bring a lunch, bring a blanket/towel, sit and enjoy your lunch in beautiful mid-town Tallahassee.

    Jeff Latimer · October 21, 2010
  • Rebecca M.

    Great park to walk, run or enjoy the scenery, but please don't feed the ducks! They're a parasite. I'm not being mean read the signs when you get there.

    Rebecca Morse · September 9, 2010
  • Joseph C.

    people cruise here

    Joseph Chabot · June 27, 2010
  • Rich L.

    Lake Ella is a great place to relax or take a walk. There is almost always something going on - musicians playing by the water, farmer's market on Wednesdays, with great coffee shop along the sidewalk

    Rich Leighton · April 12, 2010