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Venice Municipal Beach

Venice’s beaches: Shark’s teeth to be found in the sands of time

There are six fabulous beaches in the Venice area, including one set aside for canines. But the big attraction are ancient shark’s teeth that wash ashore in the surf.

Legacy Trail passes through Oscar Scherer State Park

Ride through forests, prairies and quiet neighborhoods on Legacy Trail

The paved 11-mile Legacy Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed from Sarasota’s suburbs to Venice, where it links up with another 10 miles of trails in Venetian Waterway Park. At the halfway mark, the trail hooks into 15 miles of offroad trails within Oscar Scherer State Park.

Typical campsite at Oscar Scherer

Oscar Scherer State Park a wild oasis amid urban sprawl

By mid- October, days have cooled a bit in Sarasota, making it an ideal time to explore a lesser known state park — Oscar Scherer State Park. What makes it special? The vast array of things to do in a very scenic setting. It has excellent kayaking, camping and this is the best place to spot the rare scrub blue jay

Venice 2018 Shark’s Tooth Fest: Where to camp, eat, play

Venice 2018 Shark’s Tooth Fest: Where to camp, eat, play

Our festival guide includes information on where to stay, where to camp, where to eat, and what to do in this beautiful Southwest Florida city.

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.

Spanish Point "Window to the Past"

Indian mound unwrapped at historic Spanish Point

Witness 5,000 years of history through a glass wall at this Indian midden at Spanish Point, and learn about the Palmer family’s profound impact on Sarasota County.