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Waterway Park

257 Tamiami Trl N, Venice, FL 34285-1916
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Went for the Train Depot

We went to the park primarily to see the Train Depot, which of course was closed. Still made for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin S
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Walled Lake, Michigan
Legacy trail by the train depot is best place to watch boat parade

Kind of disappointed this year. We always park near the trail. Wife has bad knees , but we do not... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
jjr21
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Michigan
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“bike path” (6 reviews)
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“train depot” (6 reviews)
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257 Tamiami Trl N, Venice, FL 34285-1916
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the park primarily to see the Train Depot, which of course was closed. Still made for good photo op. Nice clean park.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Kind of disappointed this year. We always park near the trail. Wife has bad knees , but we do not think a handicap sticker is need at this time; however, we have parked here for the parade for 5 years. NOT THIS YEAR! It was...More

Thank jjr21
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Spent 3 hours exploring this trail and the surrounding area. What a great ride! There are many water views, great beaches to stop at and charming historic downtown Venice to dine and shop in.

Thank Cathy J
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Always a pleasure to walk the waterway. Great to start at Shamrock, walk to Circus Bridge then recover in the Old Salty Dog before walking back. The section from Circus to The Train Depot is not as picturesque, but still worth walking. Cyclists can do...More

Thank Liz M
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

It's a pretty place to go for a walk. I like the beaches and other parks better but if you want to have a nice place to walk, ride a bike, picnic, it is a nice area. It seemed very popular with local folks (I...More

1  Thank Janna64
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Paved bike path, beautiful scenery with water views along the intercoastal! We started our bike ride at the south end, parking at Shamrock Park and rode all the way to the Train Depot in Venice, then pushed our bikes across the bridge, and rode back...More

1  Thank Jaci P
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very pleasant spot to enjoy the outdoors. Some people put up a beach chair and watch the boats go by. Others picnic, jog, walk or cycle. We cycled it. A bobcat and an iguana ran across the trail in front of us. Good place for...More

Thank Paddler14
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This wonderful linear park provides bike and walking trail from one end of the island to the other. Part of what earned Venice the designation as a "Bicycle Friendly" city.

Thank DudeistPriest
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This trail along the inner coastal waterway was perfect for a bike-lunch-beach day. There is ample parking near Caspersen Beach. We rode a few miles north (on west trail) and locked bikes at historic Old Venice. Trail is nice and flat! Enjoyed SPECTACULAR lunch at...More

1  Thank Medinatraveler
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We found this waterway trail one day when I was looking for a new place to take the dogs out for a walk. Venice is a busy little town with heavy traffic being the biggest complaint, especially during the winter snowbird season. Here, right in...More

2  Thank Suzy M
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suebuddy29
11 January 2017|
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Response from Medinatraveler | Reviewed this property |
While I didn't recall seeing dogs, it does seem like a good park for walking a dog. It is really 2+ mile walking/biking trail that goes down both sides of the innercoastal waterway. I checked the city website and it does... More
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Daisy027
1 September 2016|
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Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
There is a small parking lot between the airport and Tamiami Rd, another at the railroad park by the canal.
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