Lakeland’s historic Lake Morton District area extends from Florida Southern College encompassed by tree-lined brick streets showcasing recently renovated many astonishing fine historic Victorian homes, brick homes, older bungalows, cottages and Mediterranean style homes that were constructed in the early 1920’s reaching downtown Lakeland.
The immaculate spherical 40-acre Lake Morton is just a short distance away from downtown, a selection of its 1 mile shoreline was recently restored with rock material to prevent erosion and planting aquatic vegetation along the shoreline. Lake Morton is the home of the world-famous swans along with birds, ducks, geese, white pelicans, and other species. Remember, while driving around Lake Morton, keep in mind that swans, geese and ducks do have the right of way.
Lake Morton is the setting of the annual Mayfaire-by-the-Lake festival, which is held generally the weekend of Mother’s Day. The neighborhood is surrounded by historic homes, businesses, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland Public Library, and Polk Museum of Art, churches, senior assisted living and apartments. Folks from all over the town and world flock to Lake Morton to take a stroll for relaxation and feed the swans, ducks, geese and birds.