South Venice, FL Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Bayway Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Boca Grande Bike Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

7.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

6 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Legacy Trail (FL)

15.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

North Colonial Linear Park

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Pine Island Bike Path

14.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

2.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Punta Gorda Linear Park

1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

24 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Bridge Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Trail

4.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Venetian Waterway Park

8.6 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bayway Trail is a 3.7-mile non-motorized trail between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, Florida. The trail begins its westward journey near the St. Petersburg southwest wastewater treatment...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
When you walk, run, skate or bike the nearly 8-mile Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, you're tracing the line that once serviced Florida's early phosphate industry and also moved people, livestock and locally...
FL 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key. Lying southwest to St. Petersburg, visitors will notice military remnants and have access to two piers,...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
You’ll find the John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail to be an unexpected surprise in Fort Myers. Although bound by busy streets in all directions, the corridor itself is green and serene. The paved trail...
FL 6 mi Concrete
The Legacy Trail has a splendid opening: the Historic Venice Train Depot, a pale sunset orange structure that fits right into the beachy Florida color palette. Situated adjacent to a palm-tree-dotted...
FL 15.7 mi Asphalt
The North Colonial Trail is a 2.5 mile multiuse trail in the Florida city of Fort Meyers. The trail begins on Colonial Boulevard, near the intersection of that road with 6 Miles Cypress Parkway. It...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...
FL 14.3 mi Concrete
For just over 2 miles, the Punta Gorda Harborwalk follows the beautiful Charlotte Harbor on Florida's west coast. The route is part of the city’s extensive trail network and connects directly to...
FL 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Linear Park follows the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad (dating back to 1886) through a historical neighborhood of Punta Gorda on Florida’s west coast. Although only a mile long, the...
FL 1 mi Asphalt
The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...
FL 24 mi Asphalt
Panoramic views of Tampa Bay: That’s it, that’s the pitch for this recreational path at the southern tip of St. Petersburg. For uninterrupted views of the bay accessible by bike, this trail is hard to...
FL 3.5 mi Asphalt
If you are looking for a picturesque stroll or a tranquil ride through nature close to an urban setting, then consider St. Petersburg’s Skyway Trail. The trail showcases the best of Clam Bayou’s...
FL 4.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Punta Gorda's Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) begins on the south side of the city and heads northwest along US 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail). The trail stretches approximately 4 miles through...
FL 3.9 mi Asphalt
The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often...
FL 8.6 mi Concrete, Grass

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Pine Island Bike Path

Pleasant ride

January, 2022 by garzahousehold

Parked off of Pine Island Road and only had time to go north or south since it was the end of day near sunset. Decided to go south to St. James. Most of the route was well paved but we had to be alert near most intersections, especially closer to stores near Pine Island Road. Not much to view but the sidewalk was paved the majority of the route. Biked 17 miles there and back. It was a pleasant, easy bike ride.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Trail is straight, but narrow. Rode from the trail head to the entrance to Boca Grande and then continued on the road to Gasparilla State Park. Round trip was a little over 32 miles.

January, 2022 by gcstrohecker

Trail is straight, but narrow. Rode from the trail head to the entrance to Boca Grande and then continued on the road to Gasparilla State Park. Round trip was a little over 32 miles.

Boca Grande Bike Path

Loved it!

January, 2022 by lifeisawesome11

We drove 1.5 hours e/w to ride this trail. Had a wonderful day,l! This rating is for our overall experience, not just the trail. Even though it was a sunny Saturday, it was not crowded. We drove over in a 25’ Class C motorhome, Bridge toll to island is $6 for cars and $11 for RVs. Found a free place to park around 18th. Later saw RV/Bus parking signs around 5th. Rode our e-bikes down to the state park, through downtown, past 2 lighthouses, stopped to sit on the beach. $2 per person for bikers entering state park. Sunset drinks followed by dinner at South Beach Grill which was great. Beach/restaurant not dog friendly so we left our pup in the RV, but the trail and overall experience were great and one of our faves so far!

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Pine Island Bike Path

too many intersections

January, 2022 by nowlinco

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.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Love this trail!

January, 2022 by nancy.anderson

Although it is very straight, the landscape on both sides is beautiful, so unlike what I’m used to in the upper Midwest. Everyone on the trail is super courteous. It’s perfect for a 10-12 mile workout. And we always see some amazing birds when crossing the Coral Creek.

North Colonial Linear Park

Nowhere to park;(

November, 2021 by helen_jaramillo

Nowhere to park ;(

Venetian Waterway Park

Perhaps I didn't go the right direction on this Trail but I walked it and it was all concrete. There is almost no shade in this is back in August so I was miserable on the white pavement.

October, 2021 by jenny52

Perhaps I didn't go the right direction on this Trail but I walked it and it was all concrete. There is almost no shade in this is back in August so I was miserable on the white pavement.

Skyway Bridge Trail

Skyway Trail

October, 2021 by kmsill9599

It’s a nice trail but needs some tlc! The views are nice and we had the trail all to ourselves.

Skyway Bridge Trail

skyway Trail from Maximo Park

October, 2021 by kmsill9599

We rode this trail from Maximo Park to the entrance to the fishing pier. Bikes are not allowed to the enter so we turned around. The trail could use some tlc as some of the shrubbery along the trail is growing up & over the trail. There’s also a lot of little debris on the trail from the highway such as pebbles, trash and just grit! It’s noisy but the views are worth it. Not much shade but a nice ride.

Boca Grande Bike Path

Beautiful Trail

September, 2021 by nedselvog

I recommend if you're not already "on island", to park on the mainland and bike over. I appended this trip to the Cape Haze Trail and parked for free. You will still have to pay a $3 toll on a bike. The causeway is a great ride too!

Super fun trail, with walkers, dog walkers, joggers, inline skaters, electric golf carts, and the occasional iguana to share the trail. EVERYONE was super respectful about sharing and it was not busy.

I recommend creating your own spurs to see some cool homes and natural beauty. Banyan Street is one of the prettiest canopied roads you can see.

Red tide note as of Sept 6, 2021: I did not see/smell any evidence of the red tide and my sinuses let me know immediately last time I got close to it. I didn't notice anyone swimming in the ocean though.

Venetian Waterway Park

confusing but fun

August, 2021 by bob49mary59

We managed to ride both sides of the canal despite the confusing directions. Be aware you will have to cross bridges - a local told us the best bridge to cross was 41 drawbridge which we did the first pass. We crossed the bridge by the Train Depot on our way back and had to walk our bikes across. Unfortunately the canal had quite a few dead fish which we attributed to the red tide. We saw plenty of bunnies and gopher tortoises. The trail itself was mostly poured concrete but not too jarring. We will definitely do this one again - preferably in cooler weather!

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

nice ride towards the beach

July, 2021 by jeffdeitrick60

Well groomed. Wasn’t particularly wide, but sufficient, smooth and mostly straight. Very easy. The trail takes you down to beach areas. Two quick turns from the end and you’re on the road to Boca grand. We didn’t take that route. We continued on a path along route 775 north towards englewood. We ended our trip at a nice restaurant called The Lighthouse Grill. We ate lunch there. It was approximately 15 total miles one way. We are loving Florida’s rails to trails!!

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