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Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway

The Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail travels a total distance of 47.9 miles, including two loop roads along its path. The trail contains a wide variety of diverse and exceptional intrinsic resources that represent Florida’s special history, sites, and features. These cultural and historic resources, some of which are one-of-a-kind sites within the state, preserve a Florida from long-ago. Natural and scenic resources provide active and leisurely recreational and educational experiences while providing the traveler with breathtaking vistas complete with wildlife in native habitats.

Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway

From the North: I-75 South to exit #200 (SR 681 S). Travel on SR 681, then turn south onto Tamiami Trail/SR 41 toward Venice. Travel on Tamiami Trail/ US 41 then turn right onto SR 776 (West end of Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail).

From the South: I-75 North to exit #170 (Kings Hwy S). Travel on Kings Hwy to Tamiami Trail/ US 41. Travel north on Tamiami Trail/ US 41 toward Murdock. Turn west onto SR 776 (East end of Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail).

Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway

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Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway

Manasota Key Beaches – Manasota Key is an enchanting barrier island off the coast of Englewood where there are no high-rises and no traffic lights, just a two-lane road and pristine beaches.

Tippecanoe Environmental Park – Tippecanoe Environmental Park is a 380 acre preserve consisting of many native species. Boardwalks provide visitors the opportunity to observe the bird life within the mangroves and look out over the marshes. (941) 625-7529

Myakka State Forest – Myakka State Forest is made up primarily of mesic flatwoods with numerous marshes are scattered throughout the area, providing many opportunities for viewing wading birds and other wildlife. The forest includes approximately 2.5 miles of frontage on the Myakka River. Recreational opportunities in Myakka State Forest include camping, hiking, off-road bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and small game hunting opportunities that include wild hogs. (941) 460-1333