Biking & Hiking
Boats & Kayaks
Circuses / Animal Acts
Dog Parks / Beaches
Free, Cheap & Chic
Relocate & Reinvent
Snorkeling / Scuba
Things To Do
In conjunction with the national nonprofit organization
Rails-to-Trails, Sarasota County has created recreational paved pathways from former rail lines.
Now labeled the
Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway, you can rollerblade, walk and peddle from Sarasotaís Clark Road all the way to
Caspersen Beach. Folks flock to
not just because itís at the end of the road, but itís "the prime" location to unearth fossilized teeth of
ancient sharks. And, donít forget to visit the historical downtown of
Venice where boutiques and shops beckon you to browse and sidewalk eateries offer a bite to eat.
The eighteen mile paved trail also travels through Oscar Scherer State Park... so bring a set of binoculars as wildlife
viewing is excellent for... gopher tortoises, foxes, bobcats and scrub jays. Rest areas and signage with historical
facts are strategically placed along the way with plenty of natural beauty including water views from trestle bridges
over Donna and Roberts Bays.
In summer months, sunscreen and plenty of water are highly recommended.
Fitness & health
Shops, Spas, Salons
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(north to south)
Anna Maria Is.