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Be careful not to step on the birds

What a great place to photograph birds. Swans on the lake, ibis, storks, ducks, coots, mudhens... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Royal Swans in Lakeland

Very beautiful area with a lot of history on how the Queen sent Lakeland some Royal Swans . Amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lakeland, Florida
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Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place to photograph birds. Swans on the lake, ibis, storks, ducks, coots, mudhens, all on the grass and not afraid of people. Don't feed them bread, though. There are signs saying it will make them ill, but lots of people were feeding...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful area with a lot of history on how the Queen sent Lakeland some Royal Swans . Amazing how the blood line grew . Nice area to feed them and to take lots of photos .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful viewing of swans, pelicans , ducks and more. Walk around lake, very pleasant..in the downtown area, surrounded by great homes and the public library!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mariaaba
Reviewed 12 February 2019

There's a nice walking path and, of course, the swans are beautiful. It's surrounded by the city but it's tranquil there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 25 October 2018

If you are into nature and love animals, this is the place to be. Beautiful swans and beautiful scenery for pictures. This lake is well taken care of and the neighboring surroundings show lots of love to the community.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peanutbutter952
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is really a lovely inner-city lake that’s just plain fun to visit. During our short stay in the area we came back three times just to watch and enjoy the swans and other Florida feathered wildlife that inhabits the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We love Lake Morton. The best part is all the different birds. Feeding them is so much fun, they swarm around you and follow you, including the swans. It’s a little intimidating at first because some of them are so large, but they seem used...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 01FeisMom
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Everytime Im in Lakeland I always visit my Swans. They allow you to tet very close due to friendly people feeding them. Quite peaceful w both Black Swans & white Swans. Walking around the lake is great too but i mostly go to mingle with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sneakycreeper
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Go for a leisurely walk and enjoy the beautiful swans and other birds, but be sure not to harass them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tonylisaieo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great place if you are in Lakeland to feed the birds. This lake is famous for swans, ducks and a multiple range of foul. I grew up there and it is fun. The birds know when you walk up that you are there to feed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 January 2019|
Response from MitchPhyllis65 | Reviewed this property |
That’s too bad about people still feeding white bread to the feathered wildlife that inhabit Lake Morton. More signs probably won’t help much. Am afraid there will always someone who doesn’t care. We have the same problem in... More
Kimberly B
24 August 2017|
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Response from tntraveler62 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your pace, about 30 minutes.
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Response from geofferys169 | Reviewed this property |
They are nesting at different times and the city will then make sure to enclose their nests. It is a major thing and the city checks on them regularly to make sure that they are doing well. It is actually really beautiful to... More