The Many Lakes of Lakeland

When you drive around Lakeland, you pass lots of lakes. The City of Lakeland says that there are a total of 38 named lakes within City limits as well as numerous smaller lakes. Sizes among the 38 named lakes range from 2.5 acres (Lake Blanton) to 2,272 acres (Lake Parker) of which 17 are natural and 21 are man-made. Lake Parker is the large lake behind my condo development. Today I’m sharing a few photos of another lake I passed in my drives.

The thing I keep in the back of my mind is that most of these lakes have alligators. I don’t think it’s healthy to go for walks on the grass close to the water. Gators are adapt predators. In Florida, stay on walkways and stay alert.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

17 thoughts to “The Many Lakes of Lakeland”

  1. OH yes, me too! I try to stay alert near any body of water in Florida and other southern states. It is beautiful though.

    1. In Florida most lakes are NOT swimming lakes. Decades ago there was a small un-named pond back of the house and several of us went swimming. Later I saw people rinsing out paint brushes and was told that the water went into the pond. I never went in again. Nope

  2. What a fun tour of some of the Lakes in Lakeland. The warning to not walk on the grass close to the water does not go unheeded my me. Good luck and best wishes in your new abode.

    1. Yes the lakes are pretty, and I agree that they have to have snakes in them besides the gators. I like looking from my car – nice view.

  3. Even further north (i.e. South Carolina, which I also like to visit), you have to stay alert for alligators. I don’t miss not having to do that where I live in New York, but I sure miss having blue skies and green trees at this time of year.

  4. I loved our visits to Lakeland! It’s so beautiful…wonderful birds and of course that’s because of the water! And of course I know to watch for gators… they’re fun too but only seen at a safe distance of course!

  5. Wow, 38 lakes??!!
    And alligators !!!
    I guess it adds a bit of excitement to the scenery, though I totally get why you’d want to stick to the walkways.

    Happy Tuesday, Carol!

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