Located on the southeast shore of Lake Griffin. This 55-acre property was donated to the Water Authority by the late Arthur ‘Buddy’ Bourlay II for the enjoyment and recreation of the citizens of Lake County. Lake Griffin Trail - 1.02 mi. (red) This loop trail runs around the perimeter of the property. As the trail runs parallel to Lake Griffin it provides visitors with the most spectacular views of the lake. Towards the southwest of the property, along the shore, visitors will note that the land is at the same level or elevation as the lake. As visitors move in a northeasterly direction the trail increases in elevation and is farther from the water. This elevated area or bluff is a unique feature within the Preserve and on Lake Griffin. Not only does the bluff provide a nice view of Lake Griffin, but also the geological effect of the bluff supports a type of microclimate allowing for ferns and aquatic plants to thrive in this unique environment.