Charlotte County’s flagship environmental park, with a broad range of habitat diversity and wildlife sightings along its trail system, Cedar Point Environmental Park protects 115 acres of a peninsula in Englewood along Lemon Bay and is overseen by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center.
Length: 3.5 miles
Lat-Long: 26.925433, -82.335000
Fees / Permits: free
Bug factor: moderate to high
Restroom: near the Visitor Center
Open sunrise to sunset. Dogs are not permitted.
From US 41 in North Port, follow River Rd south to Englewood. Take Pine St south to SR 775, and soon after crossing SR 776, watch for the park entrance on the right. There are two parking areas: one just inside the preserve entrance and another near the Visitor Center.
Starting in dense pine flatwoods, the trail system branches out in two opposite directions to lead you to the edge of mangrove swamps on Lemon Bay (to the right) and through cedar flats to Cedar Point itself (to the left).