SCORR's latest Boldly Go map with SOTR and Rhindoculus loops
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Check out Steve Christian's latest proposal for the Churchill tract.

Get Updates on current and proposed single track biking in the Carlton and connecting lands.

Click Bike Venice Florida for great regional biking information!


Family Bike Adventures at the Beautiful
Carlton Reserve

Got bikes? It's perfect weather to grab the whole family to join Sarasota County and Carlton Reserve volunteer guides David Reynolds and Gary Vasbinder for an off-road wilderness bicycle ride through the beautiful T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve (Carlton Reserve). Ride time will be approximately 1 to 2 hours. Expect to see lots of wildlife! 

Sunday, April 16, 10 - 11 a.m.  
1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice
Space limited to 12
Guide: Sarasota County and Carlton Reserve volunteer guides David Reynolds and Gary Vasbinder.

Contact David Reynolds at 9
41-412-5575 or Gary Vasbinder at 
941-893-7729 directly to register 
and for meeting location.

SCORR's "Guest Rider Program" was in session today at the Carlton Reserve. Brooke Langston, Sarasota County Natural Parks, Preserves and Trails supervisor accompanied Linda Kaeslin Christian and I on a ride that included the Red Trail, South Powerline, the Jordyn Parcel and a taste of Boldlygo.



BIKE VENICE FLORIDA website has a wealth of information regarding area biking and plans for the future, including the North Port Connector that would link the Carlton to Myakkahatchee Creek Preserve and other adjacent natural lands.

SCORR (Sarasota County Off Road Riders) developed the Boldly Go trail in the Carlton and has more information on their Facebook page and website



Also check Sarasota County calendar for scheduled rides. Use the pull down menu and choose NATURE WALKS



Information & Website

 Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco


Next Meeting: 4:30

2nd Tues. resuming in the fall of 2017

Picnic Pavilion

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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

 Sarasota County Natural Lands

Friends of the Carlton

is a chapter of  FOSCP   

not for profit corp.

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