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Hidden Sarasota: Conservatory Park

This new park near the Manatee-Sarasota line offers a natural escape from suburban sprawl…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota seeks local haunts, along with out-of-the-way places

Sometimes these spots are tucked away on side streets. Other times they hide in plain sight…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Big Cat Habitat highlights jaunt east of I-75

A Sarasota tour east of I-75 finds Big Cats and mounds of parks…. Read more »

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Venice paddlers should skip Red Lake and cruise off Caspersen Beach

In the summer, especially, the cooling surf of the Gulf of Mexico beats the salty soup of Red Lake…. Read more »

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Outdoor Florida Top 10

For those who rarely get outside of their home town, here’s a quick guide to our state’s best outdoor destinations…. Read more »

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Top 10 Area Nature Walks

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Payne Park tries to expand its niche just south of downtown Sarasota

A new playground should help draw more children and families to Payne Park near downtown Sarasota…. Read more »

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Bicycle bushwhacking gives adventurers new way to tour Carlton Reserve

The Friends of Carlton Reserve organization offers bike-and-hike trips that can be adventurous…. Read more »

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In quiet Arcadia, Peace River draws canoe paddlers and fossil hunters

One of the great escapes from the Gulf Coast is a day trip to nearby Arcadia, where there’s canoe paddling and fossil hunting on the Peace River…. Read more »

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Top 10 paddling trips near Sarasota

What are the best paddling trips in the Sarasota area? Here’s a Top 10…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Salt Creek's manatees

Although there are no spots for public viewing, the creek is convenient and manatees are irresistible…. Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Hidden Sarasota Glebe Park

See this little known Siesta Key park…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Siesta Key's Glebe Park

“They’ve made it very family friendly. You come here anytime, and the place is full of people and children.”… Read more »

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Top 10 paddling trips near Sarasota

Dip a paddle into one of these beautiful local trails…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Red Bug Slough nestles just off Beneva Road

in south Sarasota, the Red Bug Slough Preserve draws people into the woods and quiet off Beneva Road…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Gillespie Park

Anyone and everyone shows up at Gillespie Park north of downtown…. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Hidden Sarasota - Gillespie Park

A shady haven north of downtown Sarasota…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Siesta Key, Point of Rocks and Beach Access 12

The best snorkeling on the Gulf Coast lies off Siesta Key’s Point of Rocks…. Read more »

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Siesta Key Camping? Try Turtle Beach

The area’s only beach-front camping area is at Siesta’s Turtle Beach…. Read more »

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Hidden Sarasota: Circus Hammock

This wooded preserve is tucked away next to the 17th Street Paw Park…. Read more »

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