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Waterway Park

Address: 257 North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
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Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Venice
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Charlotte, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are accustomed to walking 4 miles daily and were surprised to discover the Waterway Park. We visited it almost every day and got to walk as far as we wanted. What a view! There are plenty of benches to satisfy those that need to take time out and the walkway is wide enough to handle walkers,... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wide concrete pathway along both sides of the Inland Coastal Waterway is absolutely the best walking/biking facility along the Gulf coast! The scenery is terrific, the conditions are smooth and safe and it connects with other major destinations/attractions such as Shamrock Park on the south east end (and from there cyclists can follow the painted fish to Manasota Key),... More 

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Arundel, ME
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Beautiful area with well marked trails. Very nice for walking and biking. Trail is measured. Watch for the little animal prints in concrete at the beginning of the trail.

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Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice addition to the south which connects directly to the Legacy Trail. The path is very easy to manage and you actually go under two of the bridges that connect the island to the main land. Great day of exercise after eating all that turkey! Get out and get some sunshine!

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Beverley, England
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132 reviews 132 reviews
48 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Last year we cycled this and did a circular route. This year we walked some of it on a very hot day. Be sure to take plenty of water with you. Flat wide path with enough room for walkers and cyclists. Wearied the car at the waterway edge - go all the way to the end of Airport Avenue, alongside... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are in Venice, FL try this bike path to Caspersen Beach, or the Legacy Trail to Sarasota. Well maintained path with great vistas and a long open beach connecting with Manasota Key awaits you. At the end of your day, pick one of the many fine restaurants on Venice Ave.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed a nice bike ride starting at the north trailhead and heading down along the Intracoastal Waterway to Casperson Park and the Gulf. It's basically a double wide concrete sidewalk but there are no streets to cross so a very relaxing ride. You need to keep your eye on the red/black arrows marking the trail or a couple of... More 

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Venice, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Waterway park is a free concrete walk that takes you alongside the Intercostal walkway. You will share this small walkway with pet owners and bicyclers, as well as, parents with strollers. Last time I walked there I was followed by a manatee who would come out of the water and look at me every so many feet.

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Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Husband needed a break from the surf...so we decided to take this walk...we started at michael biehls park...we walked along the intercostal and caught a glimpse of a manatee....you can walk all the way to Caspersen Beach...beautiful ..

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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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