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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 waterfront community at the island's southern tip.
On its way north, the concrete path passes near the Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve, worth a side trip with hiking trails throughout to explore forests, marshes, and tidal swampland. Further north, Phillips Park lies just west of the trail along Sesame Drive on the opposite side of Stringfellow Road. It offers recreational amenities, such as a playground, athletic facilities, and picnic tables. The trail ends in Bokeelia, on the rural north end of the island, where you'll pass fruit tree orchards and groves of palm trees.
Pine Island is only accessible via Pine Island Road, heading west to the Gulf, via the village of Matlacha. Caution: biking between Matlacha and Pine Island is not advised due to high-speed vehicle traffic in this area.
Parking is available at Phillips Park (5675 Sesame Drive) in Pine Island Center on the north end of the trail. There are accessible parking spaces at this location.
Trail users should carry water and snacks. The path is very flat, but there is no shade. Restrooms are limited, located at some of the conservation areas, in the marinas, and at the public library (10701 Russell Rd, Bokeelia).
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