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
Alligator Creek Park

Alligator Creek Park is approximately two (2) acres and primarily serves the Burnt Store Isles neigh ...

Playground Features
5625 Taylor Rd, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
Amberjack Environmental Park

Amberjack Environmental Park is a 225-acre preserve made up of rare and unique scrub, pine flatwoods ...

6450 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Rotunda, FL, 33947
Audubon-Pennington Nature Park

Birding Fishing Nature Preserve Nature Trail

1153 Alton Rd., Port Charlotte, FL, 33952
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, FL, 33982
Babcock Ranch Eco Tours - Walking Tours

Get up close and personal with the palmetto prairie that attracted ranchers to South Florida, head o ...

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

AMENITIES: Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trail - Equestrian Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

21075 State Road 72, North Port, FL, 34251
Bill Coy Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

5350 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL, 34224
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, FL, 34285
Buchan Airport Community Park

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

Playground Features
1390 Old Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL, 34223
Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park

Amenities: Bike Trails Dog Friendly Historic Features Nature Trail Picnic Tables Restroom/Port ...

1688 Gasparilla Rd., Placida, Florida, 33946
Carlton Reserve - (T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve)

Bicycling Birding Camping Canoe/Kayak Launch Historical / Cultural Resource Picnicking Restroo ...

1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice, FL, 34292
Cedar Point Environmental Park

Cedar Point is a great place to see wading birds in the mangrove fringes, watch for dolphins near th ...

Playground Features
2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL, 34224
Centennial Park- Port Charlotte

Amenities: Baseball Fields Concession Stand Disc Golf Course Dog Friendly Fishing Nature Prese ...

Playground Features
1185 Centennial Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL, 33953
Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park

Birding Nature Preserve Nature Trail

15801 Tamiami Trl., Punta Gorda, FL, 33955
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, FL, 33955
Chauncy Howard Park

Chauncy Howard was a community activist who lived near this spot. His family donated money for this ...

601 The Esplanade North, Venice, FL, 34285
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, FL, 33951
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, FL, 34224
Curry Creek Preserve

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

1075 Albee Farm Road and 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL, 34292
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, FL, 34292
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, FL, 33946
Dr. Fred Albee Park

The park is located between Nassau Street and St. Augustine Avenue. AMENITIES: Benches Litter R ...

245 St. Augustine Ave., Venice, FL, 34285
Fossil Recovery Exploration Tour Guide Service

Fossil hunting tour guide in Arcadia Florida. Over 50 species of fossils found including mammoth tee ...

Franz Ross Park

The park is home of the Port Charlotte Bandits Pop Warner football team and the Veterans semi-profes ...

Playground Features
19355 Quesada Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948
Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area

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

29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL, 33955
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, FL, 33921
Geocaching on State Forests of Florida

Get outdoors and have fun! Geocaching is an outdoor form of recreation that people of all ages ma ...

Humphris Park (South Jetty)

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

Playground Features
2000 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL, 34285
Jelks Preserve

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

2300 N. River Road, Venice, FL, 34292
Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park

Amenities: BBQ Grills Birding Dog Friendly Facility Rentals Fishing Fitness Trails Nature P ...

501 Donora St., Port Charlotte, FL, 33948
Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

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

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, FL, 34223
Lincer Preserve

Public Acesss through T. Mabry Carlton Jr., Memorial Reserve Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trai ...

4901 Border Rd, Venice, FL, 34292
Manasota Scrub Preserve

Bicycling Birding Picnicking Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

2695 Bridge St., Englewood, FL, 34223
Marina Park and Boat Ramp - Venice

On the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, with access on the north side of East Venice Avenue n ...

301 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida, 34285
McGuire Park

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

21125 McGuire Ave., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33952
Myakka Islands Point

Birding Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

1289 Campbell St., Port Charlotte, FL, 33953
Myakka State Forest

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

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL, 34223
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, FL, 34291
North Jetty Park

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

Playground Features
1000 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL
Oaks Park

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

5430 Mandrake Terrace, North Port, FL, 34291
Oyster Creek Environmental Park

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

2333 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL, 34224
Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens - Punta Gorda

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

5800 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda, FL, 33982
Peace River Preserve

Birding Nature Preserve Nature Trail

28000 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL, 33983
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, FL, 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, FL, 34285
Pinelands Reserve

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

4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, FL, 34275
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, FL, 33950
Prairie Creek Preserve

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

1900 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda, FL, 33982
Punta Gorda 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, FL, 33950
Rotonda Community Park

Amenities: BBQ Grills Bike Trails Multi Purpose-Open Space Nature Preserve Nature Trail Pick ...

100 Rotonda Blvd. E, Rotonda West, FL, 33947