Punta Gorda

Along the sweep of Charlotte Harbor near Punta Gorda, natural lands provide places to trek and paddle through a variety of sometimes soggy habitats.  Look for moderate to short hikes, sometimes challenging in nature, as well as walks through vast prairies of Babcock Ranch near the Telegraph Swamp.

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