Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Fort Myers & Cape Coral area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Fort Myers & Cape Coral, Florida

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

Boca Grande Bike PathCape Haze Pioneer Trail

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Lake Island Regional Park Trail

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

Punta Gorda Linear Park

Stingfelllow Road Multi-Use Path

The Legacy Trail

Venice Waterway Park

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Regional Trails

Fort Myers and Cape Coral are located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southern Florida. The cities are situated along the Caloosahatchee River and this area has numerous islands and several aquatic preserves along the Gulf of Mexico. Other communities in the area include Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Rotunda West, Sanibel Island and Pine Island.

This area has several recreational trails for bike riding running and walking. These trails are used by visitors seeing the sights, locals getting some healthful exercise or commuting to work or to school. Most of the recreational trails in this area are wide paved paths that follow alongside major roadways.

Stringfellow Road Multi-Use Path

The Stringfellow Road Multi-Use Path is a 13.8-mile long paved pathway located alongside Stringfellow Road on Pine Island. The route of the path extends for most of the length of Pine Island from St. James City, through Pine Island Charter to just south of Bokeelia. Pine Island is 17-miles long and located just west of Cape Coral. Pine Island Road is the only road that leads to the island and it goes through the community of Matlacha.

Pine Island is a secluded area with colorful shops, local restaurants and residential areas in a laid back atmosphere. The island offers fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, wildlife viewing and a great place to relax under a palm tree.

There is a buffer between the path and the road, but there are a number of road crossings along the way. The route goes down the middle of the mile and a half wide island, but there are many side roads for reaching the other areas of the island. The path is open for bike riding and walking.

Read more about the Stringfellow Road Multi-Use Path

Sanibel Island Multi-Use Paths

The Sanibel Island Multi-Use Paths consist of a network of 25 miles of paved pathways that follow alongside many of the roads on Sanibel Island. The island is located to the west of Fort Myers. The only way to reach the island by car is the Sanibel Causeway. Sanibel Island has miles of beaches and there are hotels, resorts, small inns and cottages, restaurants and residential areas.

The paths allows visitors and locals to easily get about the island and they stretch from the community of Sanibel to the bridge over to Captiva. The multi-use paths are adjacent to the roadways, with a buffer in most locations and are open for bike riding, running and walking. There are a number of road crossings involved if traveling along the paths.

Boca Grande Bike Path

The Boca Grande Bike Path is a 6-mile long paved pathway that extends from the north end to the south end of Gasparilla Island where the community of Boca Grande is located. The island is located to the northwest of Cape Coral and can only be reached by boat or by driving across the Boca Grande Causeway from Placida. The narrow island offers fishing and has upscale homes and hotels. Aliong the gulf side there area miles of beaches. The main attraction of the island is the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Boca Grande Chapel at Gasparilla Island State Park at the southern tip.

The bike path follows alongside Gasparilla Road and is open for bike riding, running and walking. There are a number of road crossings along the route.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

The Cape Haze Pioneer Trail is a 7.8-mile long paved pathway located in Rotonda West and Placida to the northwest of Cape Coral. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad corridor and takes a straight shot past residential neighbornoods, natural areas and wetlands. The south end of the trail is located at Placida at the north end of the Boca Grande Causeway.

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

The Punta Gorda Harborwalk consists of around 2 miles of paved walkways along the waterfront of the Peace River in the community of Punta Gorda to the north of Cape Coral. The paths go past marinas, restaurants, hotels, local parks and the State Highway 41 bridge over the Peace River. It is a nice place for a stroll for visitors and people taking a lunch break.

The Punta Gorda Harborwalk connects to the recreational trail called the Punta Gorda Linear Park, which allows a connection to other recreational trails in this area.

Punta Gorda Linear Park

The Punta Gorda Linear Park is a mile log pave pathway located in the community of Punta Gorda to the north of Cape Coral. The trail connects the Punta Gorda Harborwalk with the recreational trail along Shreve Street and then to the path alongside Tamiami Trail the US 41 Multi-Use Path.

US 41 Multi-Use Path

The US 41 Multi-Use Path is a 4-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside Tamiami Trail from Airport Road to Taylor Road in Punta Gorda.

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

The John Yarborough Linear Park Trail is a 4.8-mile long paved pathway that spans between Colonial Boulevard and 6 Mile Cypress Parkway just west of Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. The trail follows a water channel that goes past Page Field, Hideway Country Club, South Fort Myers commercial and industial areas and residnetial neighborhoods. The route of the trail is away from traffic and has only a few road crossings. Their is a jog required at Daniels Parkway.

Cypress Parkway Multi-Use Path

The Cypress Parkway Multi-Use Path follows alongside Cypress Parkway for 8 miles from S. Tamiami Trail to Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The path allows a connection to the multi-us paths along Gladiolus Drive, Summerlin Road, Ortiz Avenue and Colonial Boulevard.

Summerlin Road Multi-Use Path

The Summerlin Road Multi-Use Path follows alongside Summerline Road for 11.8 miles from Colonial Boulevard to Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers.

Colonial Boulevard Multi-Use Path

The Colonial Boulevard Multi-Use Path follows alongside Colonial Boulevard for about 6.5 miles between Fowler Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers.

Venice Waterway Park

The Venice Waterway Park has a system of paved pathways that follow along each bank of the waterway through the community of Venice, which is 44 miles straight northwest of Cape Coral. The pathways extend from the historic Venice Train Depot to Capersen Beach. The trails go by N. Tamiami Trail, Centennial Park, Venice Elementary School, Venice Performing Arts Center, Venice Senior High School, Venice Airport and Shamrock Park.

The north end of the Venice Waterway Park connects to The Legacy Trail that extends north to Sarasota.

The Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is a 10.8-mile long paved pathway that spans between Sarasota and Venice in along the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way that takes a straight route past residential neighborhoods, local parks, Oscar Scherer State Park and natural areas along the Gulf Coast communities.

The south end of The Legacy Trail meets up with the trails in the Venetian Water Way Park at the historic Venice Trail Depot.

Read more about The Legacy Trail


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking in Fort Myers & Cape Coral, Florida.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Florida

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Florida.

Click here for a map of Florida's Regional Recreational Trails