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Waterway Park

257 North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Venice
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This trail is really beautiful and also connects to the legacy trail which is 28 miles round-trip. You are able to bike or walk both sides of this trail which goes along the intercoastal waterway. There are park benches to stop places to get water places to get snacks restrooms. It's a beautiful parkway. We begin the trailhead in Shamrock... More

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Venice, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Love this park.......We walk it as often as we can. And we also bike it as well! Beautiful scenic views, often see eagles, and manatees, Easy to navigate, flat well maintained walkways. Often encounters with gopher tortoises.........There is nothing to dislike! It is nearly perfect! Boats going by, others nearby that are enjoying the same views you are! It seems... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This "linear park", which spans both sides of the Intracoastal waterway, is a very unique feature of Venice. Bike riders, joggers, dog walkers and strollers (the kind with wheels, too) are all comfortable sharing this pleasant patway.

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Bradenton, Florida
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184 reviews 184 reviews
43 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a great day biking on this trail. One of the highlights on trail was watching a pair of dolphins fishing by the bridge. Path is very well maintained.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We only walked around for a little while because there wasn't much else to do. This was one of the last things we did on our trip so we had already seen most of Venice and this was just more of the same. We thought there were better places we had already seen, but if you're just looking for a... More

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Venice, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

this is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the great outdoors. The views of the wildlife and natural beauty of venice really shine. It's nnot a realy crowded walk so it can be very romantic as well.

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Beverley, England
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We started at Venice Pier. Cycled into Venice and then down main street to join the waterway cycle path - then along the waterway and at the end across to Casperson Beach, and long beach road back to Venice Pier for lunch at Sharky's. About an easy 1hour or so at an easy pace.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

quiet, scenic, safe. starting at shamrock park in s. venice you can walk/bike along the intercoastal and exit in downtown venice or continue along the trail and go to sarasota (a long walk, but a relatively easy bike trip). lots of birds (inc. scrub jays) and tortoises greet you along the way. there are benches along the route for resting... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This park includes bike paths on both sides of the waterway. This is very safe for biking. There is lots of animal life like birds and turtles.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Waterway Park extends from Caspersen's Beach to Venice Avenue. Ride your bike from the center of the town.

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