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T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve

T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve: T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve is a 5.5-acre wetland conservation area and park located in Sarasota County, Florida. It is owned by the nonprofit organization Higher Power Solar and is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers. The land was originally part of the Pine Flat Woods State […]

Blanchard House Museum

This article will tell you everything you want to know about Blanchard House Museum, including the history of the place. The Blanchard House Museum in North Port, Florida was built in the early 1900’s as a small home for Nicholas Godejohn and his wife Dee DeBlanchard. They had no children and were childless until Dee […]

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

The Cape Haze Pioneer Trail is an 8-mile (13 km) rail trail in Charlotte County, Florida on the Cape Haze peninsula running from western Port Charlotte to Placida. A vast majority of the trail runs along the right of way of the former Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway.  On November 20, 1999, a ribbon was cut to officially open the first phase of the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, […]

Myakka State Forest

The Myakka State Forest is in the U.S. state of Florida. The 8,593-acre (35 km2) forest is located on the southwest coast, in North Port. Myakka State Park is an amazing place to visit and explore. It is located about an hour north of Tampa and is considered one of the most beautiful state parks in Florida. Myakka State Park is situated in […]

Jelks Preserve

Jelks Preserve is a 614-acre (248 ha) natural preserve with 8 miles (13 km) of trail along the Myakka River in southern Sarasota County, Florida. The land was purchased in 1999 via the one percent county sales tax and a donation from the Jelks Family Foundation (namesake for the preserve). The habitat is riverine floodplain and includes live oak with epiphytes as well […]

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve is a 6,439-acre (26.06 km2) natural area with 70 miles (110 km) of trail in unincorporated Sarasota County, Florida, USA, around six miles (9.7 km) along the Myakka River. AMENITIES: Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Fishing Picnicking Shelter / Pavilion Trail – Equestrian Trail – Unpaved Wildlife ViewingCATEGORIES: Boat and […]

Warm Mineral Springs (spring)

The Warm Mineral Springs is a water-filled sinkhole located in North Port, Florida, a mile north of U.S. 41. The primary water supply is a spring vent deep beneath the pool’s water surface. Warm Mineral Springs is the only warm water mineral spring in the State of Florida. Step into the past at the only natural warm spring in Florida! With a consistent average […]

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