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Started at Pine Island Rd NW and Stringfellow. All-way stop but narrow escape from being hit by a car. Rode south to St.James City. Lots of intersections requiring almost full stop because of obstructing landscape.
Nowhere to park ;(
My husband and I biked to Bokeelia from Matlacha. It was very nice to see the communities and farmland. We saw a lot of lizards, birds, monstrous crickets, and indecisive turtles along the way. The motorists were considerate of us. Wear sunscreen and a hat/helmet, skin and scalp will get burnt…crispy. Bokeelia is beautiful and there is one public pier near a restaurant, but it’s mostly private property up there and you can’t just get into the water. Did see a lot of sting rays at the public pier though.
Taking all the side parts of this paved/boardwalk trail, we got in 6 miles from Gordon River Greenway Park to the end where it dead ends into a regular street near another park. Great for a leisurely bike ride, not appropriate for going fast on bikes b/c of the winding path and pedestrians that have right of way. Very scenic.
This is a nice paved trail. Make this ride almost twice as long by turning north (left) at Ortiz and go about 2 more miles north. We park at the trailside park on veronica shoemacher drive ..just north of winkler road. I like these paved trails that are not right on the road... much safer and wide enough to ride at least 2 bikes side by side.. About 8 miles total...up and back....
I can't believe I waited so long to come to Sanibel and ride the trail. The ride is a mixture of residential, nature, business and waterviews. Plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or park the bike and continue on foot. I will return.
Nice ride that has plenty of room for other bikers and walkers. There is some shade along the way which is a welcome break. The trail and the canal are well cared for and there was a maintenance person cleaning debris from the trail the day we rode. Felt very safe. We didn't see any restrooms but there were a few covered areas to rest and enjoy the surroundings. There is a fair amount of road noise but not enough to detract from the ride. We took a small detour along the way and rode in the Pine Villas neighborhood. It was filled with lush landscaping and beautiful homes. Enjoy!
Made a nice day trip out of this by going past the airport to Baker's park. From there a few blocks into Naples to Gulfshore Blvd and then north to Lowdermilk Park and had lunch and refreshments at Rita's there at the beachside pavillion. We reversed that course and made it a 14.5 mile round trip, but found later that if we would have went north from Lowdermilk towards Doctors Pass, we could have wound up just a couple blocks from the parking lot back at Gordon River Park. Also could have had some beach time at Lowdermilk if we had brought our swimwear! Very nice beach facility there. Highly recommended trip!
I recommend parking at the Sanibel Community Park 2231 Periwinkle Way it’s a hidden spot, also has bathrooms. I would recommend going through JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It’s $1 dollar for bikes and you have to check out the bathrooms on the second floor very cool murals.
If I'm nearby I might ride again but wouldn't go out of my way. Right by busy road. I wouldn't bring my 10yo again though.
Parking can be expensive and scarce on sanibel. Park for free at the Ding Darling visitors center, pay $1to ride through the refuge and spend the rest of the day biking around the island
Started trail from Colonial Boulevard and completed entire trail. Nice wide, flat paths that cross the canal with bridges along the way. Water is crystal clear, no odors; did see lots of turtles, herons and ducks. A great trail between two very busy streets for a tranquil ride. Not very many people on the day we went. If you're in the area, just do it!
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