Amberjack Environmental Park

Amberjack Environmental Park

At Amberjack Environmental Park, a surprising collision of scrub and mangrove habitats occurs in Rotunda amid 225 acres of conservation land on high ground in the Cape Haze peninsula of Charlotte County. Accessed via a boardwalk through a mangrove tunnel, Amberjack Slough provides a prominent feature at the north end of the park, an excellent […]

Cedar Point Environmental Park

Cedar Point Environmental Park

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.

Charlotte Harbor

Charlotte Harbor

Where the Peace and Myakka Rivers meet, Charlotte Harbor covers more than five square miles, with the Charlotte County Blueway Trails providing paddlers access.

Duisberg Nature Trail

Duisberg Nature Trail

Off the narrow scenic road that weaves its way down Manasota Key, Blind Pass Beach is the southernmost beach in Sarasota County, and certainly its quietest. Starting from the beach parking area on the bay side of the road, the Fred Duisberg Nature Trail is a gentle meander through a mangrove forest to a scenic […]

Englewood

Englewood

Englewood is a waterfront village straddling Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, its historic core on Dearborn Street near the shores of Lemon Bay

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park

Myakkahatchee Creek

Sunlight glimmers off the tannic waters of Myakkahatchee Creek, a floodplain creek that flows naturally between tall sand banks through the northernmost reaches of North Port. An excellent spot for birding, this off-the-beaten-path linear park follows the natural curves of the creek, with a trail system that loops the creek through the deep shade of […]

Punta Gorda

Ponce De Leon Park

Along the sweep of Charlotte Harbor near Punta Gorda, natural lands provide places to trek and paddle through a variety of sometimes soggy habitats.

Tippecanoe Environmental Park

Tippecanoe Environmental Park

With 380 acres of uplands and wetlands along the rim of Tippecanoe Bay, Tippecanoe Environmental Park can be explored on an extensive interconnected network of hiking trails.

Venice

Venice

Named after the city in Italy when the post office was established in 1888, Venice is one of Florida’s first planned cities, designed by noted architect John Nolan in the 1920s as an Italian renaissance village.