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Waterway Park

257 North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Venice
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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Venice, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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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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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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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Venice, Florida
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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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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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45 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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Concord, New Hampshire
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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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