Port Charlotte

Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County, Florida area.
Kids Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Port Charlotte Kids
Listings
Amberjack Environmental Park

Birding Nature Preserve Nature Trail

6450 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Rotunda, Florida
Restrooms: No
Audubon-Pennington Nature Park

Birding Fishing Nature Preserve Nature Trail

1153 Alton Rd., Port Charlotte, Florida
Restrooms: No
Babcock Ranch Eco Tours

Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour takes you on 90 minute eco-tour through the Babcock Ranch. You will travel th ...

8502 FL-31, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33982
Babcock Ranch Eco Tours - Walking Tours

For a taste of the palmetto prairie that attracted ranchers to South Florida, head off the beaten pa ...

8502 FL-31, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33982
Big Slough Preserve

Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trail - Equestrian Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

21075 State Road 72, North Port, Florida, 34251
Restrooms: No
Bill Coy Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

5350 Placida Rd., Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: No
Blue Ridge Park

The playground at Blue Ridge Park is a great place for children aged 2 to 12 years old to play and m ...

2155 Ridgewood Drive, North Port, Florida, 34285
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Buchan Airport Community Park

Buchan Airport Community Park is located in Englewood, just off State Road 776 adjacent to the Bucha ...

1390 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park

Bike Trails Dog Friendly Historic Features Nature Trail Picnic Tables Restroom/Portable To ...

1688 Gasparilla Rd., Placida, Florida, 33946
Restrooms: Yes
Cedar Point Environmental Park

Available Amenities Birding Environmental Center Fishing Historic Features Nature Preser ...

2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, Florida, 34224
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Centennial Park

Available Amenities Baseball Fields Concession Stand Disc Golf Course Dog Friendly Fishing N ...

1185 O'Donnell Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida
Restrooms: Yes
Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park

Birding Nature Preserve Nature Trail

15801 Tamiami Trl., Punta Gorda, Florida
Restrooms: No
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

The park is comprised of 45,387 acres and protects more than 100 miles of shoreline along Charlotte ...

12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33955
Restrooms: No
CHEC At Alligator Creek

The Alligator Creek Preserve includes four (4) miles of nature trails. Year-round volunteers offer i ...

10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33951
Restrooms: Yes
CHEC at Cedar Point

The Park is a 115-acre Charlotte County Park located in Englewood across from Lemon Bay High School ...

2300 Placida Road, Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: Yes
Curry Creek Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Picnicking Shelter / Pavilion Trail - ...

1075 Albee Farm Road and 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Fishing Picnicking Shelter / Pavilion ...

10201 S. Tamiami Trail and 7001 Forbes Trail, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Don Pedro Island State Park

Beautiful Don Pedro Island State Park is part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending alo ...

8450 Placida Rd, Cape Haze, Florida
Fossil Recovery Exploration Tour Guide Service

Fossil hunting tour guide service in Arcadia Florida on a private creek. All fossil hunting equipmen ...

Franz Ross Park

Available Amenities BBQ Grills Football Fields Nature Preserve Nature Trail Picnic Shelt ...

19355 Quesada Blvd, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33948
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area

Explore diverse recreational opportunities, from hunting and fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing.

Restrooms: No
Gasparilla Island State Park

The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, s ...

880 Belcher Rd, Boca Grande, Florida
Geocaching on State Forests of Florida

Geocaching is an outdoor form of recreation that people of all ages may enjoy. It can be enjoyed by ...

Historic Spanish Point

Discover a piece of old Florida where prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and lush gardens awai ...

337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, Florida, 34229
Humphris Park (South Jetty)

The park is located at the west end of Tarpon Center Drive and has picnic tables, benches, showers, ...

2000 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: Yes
Jelks Preserve

Bicycling Birding Dog-Friendly (leash required) Fishing Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Vi ...

2300 N. River Road, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Kiwanis Park

BBQ Grills Birding Dog Friendly Fishing Fitness Trails Nature Preserve Nature Trail Pi ...

3100 Donora St., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33948
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

AMENITIES: Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Environmental Center Fishin ...

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
Lincer Preserve - Public Acesss through T. Mabry Carlton Jr., Memorial Reserve

Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

4901 Border Rd, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Manasota Scrub Preserve

Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

2695 Bridge St., Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
McGuire Park

BBQ Grills Basketball Courts Fishing Fitness Trails Horseshoes Multi Purpose-Open Space ...

21125 McGuire Ave., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33952
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Myakka Islands Point

Birding Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

1289 Campbell St., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33953
Restrooms: No
Myakka State Forest

Recreational opportunities on Myakka State Forest include camping, hiking, off-road bicycling, horse ...

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park

The Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park is situated on 160 acres of heavily wooded land north of ...

6968 Reisterstown Road, North Port, Florida, 34291
Restrooms: no
Nature Park

The Punta Gorda Nature Park is a twenty-one (21) acre park situated in the center of Punta Gorda Isl ...

1555 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Restrooms: No
North Jetty Park

North Jetty Beach Park offers to visitors the opportunity to watch the boats pass through the channe ...

1000 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, Florida
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Oaks Park

Oaks Park is located on Mandrake Terrace and is part of the Mayakkahatchee Creek Greenway. Quiet and ...

5430 Mandrake Terrace, North Port, Florida
Restrooms: no
Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park pl ...

1843 South Tamiami Tr., Osprey, Florida, 34229
Restrooms: Yes
Osprey Fishing Pier

Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Fishing Pier

130 Main St., Osprey, Florida, 34229
Restrooms: No
Oyster Creek Environmental Park

Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Dog Friendly Fishing Nature Preserve Nature Trail Picnic Tables

2333 Placida Rd., Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: No
Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens

Abutting the Peace River, this 27-acre waterfront oasis will encompass the diversity of five ecosyst ...

5800 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida
Peace River Preserve

Birding Nature Preserve Nature Trail

28000 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda, Florida, 33983
Restrooms: No
Peace River Wildlife Center

Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education c ...

3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Pinebrook Park

The trail was renovated with the Fit Trail system in the spring of 1991 by the Sarasota County Parks ...

1251 Pinebrook Road, Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: No
Pinelands Reserve

Birding Dog-Friendly (leash required) Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, Florida, 34275
Restrooms: No
Pocono Trail Preserve

Birding Dog-Friendly (leash required) Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

189 Pocono Trail E., Nokomis, Florida, 34275
Restrooms: No
Ponce de Leon Park

Ponce de Leon Park is a sixteen (16) acre facility located along Charlotte Harbor. The park contain ...

Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Prairie Creek Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Horse Trails Nature Preserve Nature Trail

1900 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda, Florida, 33982
Restrooms: No
Rattlesnake Island

Birding Fishing Picnicking Trail - Unpaved

Lyons Bay, Nokomis, Florida, 34275
Restrooms: No
Rotonda Community Park

BBQ Grills Bike Trails Multi Purpose-Open Space Nature Preserve Nature Trail Pickleball Co ...

100 Rotonda Blvd. E, Rotonda West, Florida, 33947
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes