A Sarasota County preserve established as habitat for the Florida scrub-jay, this preserve immerses you in 145 acres of scrubby flatwoods. A large flatwoods pond in the middle provides a good birdwatching spot for early morning visitors.
For immersion in Florida's central prairies, the Myakka Hiking Trail is a serious backpacking destination. A 39-mile loop in the heart of Myakka River State Park, it provides a mosaic of habitats to explore.
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This park includes a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the central portion of the park. It connects to the Venetian Waterway park offering visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or rollerblade to downtown Venice.
A tranquil place to relax, take a stroll on the nearby Venetian Waterway Park or have a picnic in the gazebo. This neighborhood park is a small piece of paradise that serves as a trailhead for the Venetian Waterway Park.
These trails are part of the South Trail System of Oscar Scherer State Park, and are the only trails that shy away from the heart of the scrub--the better to showcase the blackwater stream system that flows towards the Gulf of Mexico.
While exploring the reserve's network of trails, visitors may see diverse natrual communities including dry prairie, pine flatwoods, mesic hammocks & seasonal wetlands. Visitors can also observe deer, wild turkey, bobcats, birds & wildflowers.