The Venetian Waterway Park is a total 9.3-mile concrete trail in Sarasota County, Florida located in Venice. It was built jointly by Venice Area Beautification Inc., Sarasota County, and the city of Venice. It consists of two trails paralleling the Intracoastal Waterway from Downtown Venice to the Gulf of Mexico, with one on the island side of the waterway, and one on the mainland side. The two portions are connected by the Venice Avenue Bridge and the Circus Bridge. Bike Florida has rated the Venetian Waterway Park (along with the Legacy Trail) one of the top 10 bicycle trails in the state of Florida.Plan to visit Waterway Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Venice attractions using our Venice trip maker website .
IslandThe north end of the Island section of the Venetian Waterway Park is at the Venice Area Beautification Inc. From there, it travels north underpassing US 41 Business and turning to head Southbound toward E Venice Avenue. It continues to head south following the Intracoastal Waterway toward Venice High School where it turns west following the outside of their Baseball Field. From their it heads north, then west, then south bordering Venice High's campus. Next it heads southeast acting as a widened sidewalk on Golf Drive, then taking a right turn heading northwest away from Golf Drive and once again follows the ICW before taking s left turn heading west through some pine trees. Next it heads south before acting as yet another widened sidewalk on US 41 BUS heading Southeast. Next, it heads south underpasing the Circus Bridge (US 41 Business's south crossing) parallel to the ICW. It continues to parallel the ICW heading south until it heads west, crossing over small waterways until it reaches the southern trailhead at Caspersen Beach.
Waterway Park Reviews
It's a concrete paved walk along the Intercoastal Waterway for cyclists and walkers to share. It goes on for miles and has benches and picnic tables about every half mile or so. Very flat easy to walk... more »
We biked the trail and enjoyed all the natural sites along the waterway. Lots of places to get off and go into town or park areas. Paved and easy to navigate on foot as well. Lots of benches and shade... more »
We had a very hard time locating parking and the trail head. There was little if any signage. Most if our time was spent trying to find parking. The trail was fine, smooth and level
I want to thank the people who stopped, stayed with me until paramedics came on Saturday 7/6/2019. I had a very bad fall on rollerblades tripping on something between the concrete. Kate & Anthony who were so kind & helpful while I was on the phone with 911 dispatch Others on bicycles passing by I asked for help looked down said help & rode off. They waited with me & also made certain paramedics knew where to find me. Kate went out of her way to the parking lot as the dispatcher Ashley asked so they could know where I was lying hurt. Anthony stayed by me with good conversation keeping my mind off the situation. I’m extremely grateful to them especially when others didn’t care THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP KATE & ANTHONY It’s going to be a while before I am healed but I’d like to take you both to lunch or dinner. 💫🌟 I’m also wanting to thank the paramedics from 21 who were very nice and patient with me and in handling me delicately making sure I got to the hospital safely 🙌🏼🌟It’s going to be about 6-8 weeks but I’m hoping sooner
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