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(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island
Emerson Point Preserve - Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in
western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities
while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites. Recreational opportunities include rollerblading, hiking, biking
and fishing as well as two canoe & kayak launch areas. Additional amenities include an observation tower and two
Robinson Preserve -Robinson Preserve features numerous recreational opportunities for rollerblading, hiking,
biking and fishing as well as canoe/kayak trails with storage and launch area. Additional amenities include an
observation tower with views of Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge, platforms for eagle nesting, picnic and camping areas,
and a historic visitor center.
Just south in Sarasota County is a new and extremely popular biking/hiking trail to consider.
Now labeled the
Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway, you can rollerblade, walk and peddle from Sarasotaís Clark Road all the way to
Caspersen Beach on Venice Island. Folks flock to Caspersen Beach not just for a beautiful natural setting, but itís
also "the prime" location for unearthing fossilized teeth of ancient sharks.
The eighteen mile paved trail travels through
Oscar Scherer State Park... where wildlife viewing is excellent for... gopher tortoises, fox, bobcats and scrub
jays. Rest areas and signage with historical facts are strategically placed along the way with plenty of natural beauty
that includes water views from trestle bridges over Donna and Roberts Bays.
Ongoing Group Rides & Jogging Meets:
Cycling: Enjoy all levels of group training with morning, evening and weekend rides from Bradenton to Port
Charlotte. More Info
Jogging: The Manasota Track Club has regular training runs from Englewood to Venice and Sarasota with morning
evening and weekend runs for all levels. More Info
In summer months, sunscreen and of water are highly recommended.
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