Mirror Lake was once a runoff pond for a 19th century sawmill on the property. The Bellingraths had it dredged and built the Mirror Lake Dam to create a tranquil lake to reflect their azaleas and other flowers. Across the lake is the Summer House, offering quiet shelter to visitors. The Lion Overlook is centered with a life-size feline created in the mid-19th century as a garden ornament for a home on Mobile’s Government Street. The Rustic Bridge offers a view of the surroundings. Along the Exit Path you will encounter the Mirror Lake Overlooks. The overlooks offer guests views back over the lake and offer excellent vantage points for photography.