Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Most beautiful bike path in Sarasota County"

The most beautiful bike path in Sarasota County winds through the woods surrounding Rothenbach Park — a former landfill east of Interstate 75.

Rothenbach Park is east of Interstate 75, Exit 207, at 8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

"The Oaks" Park is just west of I-75, Exit 189, off Sumter Boulevard and Mandrake Terrace, North Port.

Pinecraft Park is just south of Bahia Vista at 1420 Gilbert Ave.

For more information or call 861-5000.

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Deer forage at Rothenbach Park in Sarasota County March 2, 2011.
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Call it recreational recycling.

A 90-foot-tall mound looms in the park's center, but it's easy to forget that it's there. More than 2 miles of trail are hidden by palms, palmettos and dozens of large oaks dripping with Spanish moss.


1 comment:

  1. I am trying to convince the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners not to put 205 homes on the unlined landfill at Proctor Road. I know they tried to put homes on your landfill and failed, do you have any information, facts or anything I can present to the BCC Nov 18th, 2014 - that will make them understand the dangers in building homes on a landfill?? HELP is greatly appreciated - I have a small website that give some information on the landfill - please let me know you got this email/posing. Thanks John Garcia