Parks and Trails

Myakka river park oak hammock boardwalk

On the Gulf Coast, beauty surrounds the outdoors - From the calming water of the beaches and waterways to shady trees, fragrant flowers and breathtaking landscape. Experience the fresh air outside with a variety of activities listed below by category.

a bicycle on the legacy trail overlooking the waterway at sunrise

Legacy Trail - Walking, Biking, Jogging

Website      Trail Map      Pet Friendly      Cost: Free

The Legacy Trail is currently a 12.5 mile trail system that has rest areas, bathrooms and beautiful scenery along the way. The closest parking area from the Resort is at the Nokomis Community Center about 7 min away. The Community Center also has a playground and restrooms available for public use.

You can rent bicycles from Florida Bike and Beach and they not only deliver it right to your bungalow, but also fit you to the right size!

viewing the myakka river from above as it winds through the countryside

Photo Credit: Lucas Hutchison

State Parks - Hiking, Camping, Swimming

Oscar Scherer State Park      Google Map      Pet Friendly      Cost: $

Just eight minutes away, this nearby state park has hiking trails, playground, canoe/kayak launch, restrooms and so much more. It's perfect for a day trip or for camping. Some highlights include hiking through the scrub in search of scrub jays or gopher tortoises, swimming in their lake with beachy sand entrance, or kayaking along the waterways.

Myakka River State Park      Google Map      Pet Friendly      Cost: $

Myakka River State Park has a beautiful walking trail through the oak hammock along the Myakka River. You can hike, or bike this trail as well -- View their hiking and biking trail map. They also have boat tours, a restaurant onsite, primitive or cabin camping, fishing and paddleboarding.

medium sized brown dog in front of the beach

Paw Parks - Doggie Day Out

Pet Friendly      Cost: Free

With two paw parks nearby, you have your choice of the beach at Brohard Paw Park 13 minutes away or a shady grassy area at Woodmere Dog Park 18 minutes away.

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