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Explore the best rated trails in Fort Myers, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Punta Gorda Linear Park and John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail. With more than 14 trails covering 209 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Wife and I came to visit our son and his family for a week and found out that there were a couple rail trails in area. So we found a local e bike rental shop and rented two bikes. Took 4 hours to cover the entire Legacy Trail and enjoyed a fantastic lunch at local business right off trail. Lot of kind and friendly people using Trail. Enjoyable ride. Worth taking the time and money to rent bikes and ride the Legacy. Friends from Malad Idaho
We are so thankful for the folks who have cleaned up and cleared the bike trail through Sanibel Island. So sad to see all the destruction from Hurricane Ian but many people working hard to clean up and restore . We did find a beach open for a cool swim!
We rode the Moore haven East section of the trail from Moore Haven to Clewiston on Sunday January 28, 2023. The 11.5 mile trail (23 mile round trip) is a smooth, very wide , paved trail which follows the top of the elevated dike and provides expansive views of the fields , canals and Lake. There are vehice gates at each end and two near the middle with pedestrian/ bike pass thrus to one side. We parked in a huge, paved parking lot at the Moore Haven damn, suitable for cars, trucks and RV's. What a great bike ride.
At the risk of sounding picky, the Legacy Trail follows the path of the old Seaboard COAST Line Railroad (not the Seaboard Air Line Railroad).
Fun, easy ride along waterway. Last time we visited we saw a manatee. This trail also connects to the Legacy trail to create a long ride. Well used trail.
We were not able to connect the dots without a spill from a flat tire on a bridge in traffic. The nearby bikeshop was closed and only opens a couple of days a week. The trail needs signs and cleanup to allow for what this map displays.
We do not tow a car when we camp and look for state parks where we can get by just with our bikes. We rode south from the campground to Venice and found grocery stores, drugstores, restaurants, and much more within a mile of the trail on Venice Ave. There is a major intersection to cross but there are lights and if you watch out for cars turning right on red you are fine. We enjoyed the trail itself, especially overpasses so we didn't have to navigate busy roads while actually on the trail.
Two weeks after the hurricane the trail is open. All sections wide open.
This is a very relaxing ride along the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. We rode this paved trail on our recumbent bikes and there was plenty of room for us and the other people/bikers - nice wide path and boardwalk! We parked at the trailhead across from the hospital and rode to Fishermen’s Village and continued down the Linear Park, turned around and rode back. Next time we’ll stop at one of the restaurants
We rode this paved trail today on our recumbent bikes. Short but well maintained and includes a bike tool station and several areas to stop and exercise. Many areas with benches and shade. We made this trail part of our Harborwalk ride.
You don't have to cross any bridges. Put this address in for directions:
257 Tamiami Trail North Venice, FL 34285
You will park in the shade under the overpass. This is the trailhead. Proceed on the sidewalk/trail that parallels the water. You will pass Venice High School, then cross some minor streets before turning left to rejoin the view of the water. You will eventually ride behind the Buick dealership on a wooden path. Turn left onto the concrete sidewalk that runs along US 41. Pass the car dealer, boat dealer and go under the bridge. You will see the airport, and eventually the end of the trail where there are restrooms and shade. Walk over to Caspersen Beach and ponder why you didn't do this great trail earlier.
Go back to where you started. You will pass places to grab a bit if you're hungry. Enjoy!
The trail was built primarily for the many people who use electric golf carts to get around the island. This means that it is smooth and with few road crossings until you reach the Town of Boca Grande. There is little to see on the ride except for the lighthouse and the pretty town, but it’s a nice way to spend an afternoon
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