Helena Run Paddling Trail
With an entry point at the City of Leesburg’s Singletary Park, Helena Run skirts the west side of Lake Harris before entering Helena Run, which this trail was named after. About two miles into Helena Run, paddlers will come to a fork; the left being Bugg Spring Run, which winds to Bugg Spring; and the right being Lake Denham. From Helena Run to Lake Denham, this run immerses paddlers in the Lake County Water Authority’s 2,300-acre Flat Island Preserve. This preserve is a popular location for bird watching, hiking and camping. A canal north of Lake Denham leads to a dock and a 440-foot boardwalk, which connects to Daubenmire Trail, the main loop trail of the preserve. Canoes, paddles and floatation devices are available at the end of the boardwalk.