T. Mabry Carlton Reserve, Venice

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#8 of 8 in Wildlife in Venice
T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Reserve, also known as the Carlton Reserve, is a 24565acre preserve in Sarasota County, Florida. The Reserve has of hiking, equestrian, and biking trails. The park's Myakka Island Wilderness Trail connects the Carlton Reserve with Myakka River State Park.Habitats in the preserve include dry prairie, pine flatwoods, mesic hammocks and seasonal wetlands. Wildlife on the land include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcats, swallow-tailed kites, and wading birds. The wildflowers pine lily, tarflower and Iris versicolor, the purple iris, have been identified on the property.Purchased in 1982 for a water wellfield, the remaining acreage was set aside for natural resource protection. The site is named in honor of a former County Commissioner who had a critical role in acquiring the land.
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  • So if you are into Gravel Biking, Cross County Mountain Biking, Singletrack, adventure biking, bike fishing, hiking and or horses; you have found your happy place. Excellent long distance bike trails ...  more »
  • Plenty of parking and ample trails but not for dog lovers and that is okay. Nearby Sleeping Turtles is scenic and allows for dogs and short walks. Not a slam on the Carlton Reserve but just a heads up...  more »

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