07 Feb 5 Places You Should Visit on the Coast to Coast Connecter
5 places worth visiting along Central Floridas Coast to Coast Connector.
Thinking about taking a short bike ride? What about a leisurely 250 mile bike ride? Well Central Florida is the place to make it happen. With the new Coast to Coast biking and hiking trail open, you can now enjoy Floridas beautiful weather and scenery from Downtown St. Petersburg all the way to the Atlantic coast. Not only is this very exiting for pedaler’s all over Central Florida, but it has tremendous safety benefits concerning the combination of vehicles and bikes.
So, if you are ready to hop on your bike, this post will give you 5 cool places you can stop and visit along the trail. We are going to start on the Atlantic coast, see some animals, grab some food, and enjoy some beer along the way! Lets get started.
We are going to kick things off on the East coast at Playalinda Beach. Its only appropriate for a Central Florida Coast to Coast bike ride. White soft sand, great weather, the sound of waves crashing on the beach, and sand in your cleats. Well, hopefully not sand in your cleats. This beach is located right at the East end of the trail. It has great boardwalks to enjoy, host tons of turtle nests, and if you time your trip right you could see a space shuttle launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Check out there website here, It has a nice countdown clock till the next launch.
Central Florida’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Next stop, only around 50 miles away, we are going to feed giraffes, and see some monkeys. Thats right, we are headed to Central Florida’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The kids can enjoy this Zoo which was established in 1975 and is home to over 400 animals, and 150 different species. They also have an aerial adventure course and a tropical splash ground so don’t forget your flip flops. Time your trip right and you can feed the giraffes or partake in a special rhino encounter.
Its been a long day so next stop is a place to stay for the night. Come visit us! We are perfectly positioned half way along the trail, and have two great cabanas available for rental. Check out photos of the cabanas, or check out our live camera to see the Coast to Coast trail, right in our front yard. We are located in Downtown Clermont, which has great shopping, dining, and fun things to do. Look forward to seeing you here! 😁
Crews Lake Wilderness Park
Next stop is Crews Lake Wilderness Park. A great spot to stop to stretch the ol’ legs and take a brake from endless pedaling. Crews Lake Wilderness Park has great amenities including Basketball, Nature Trails, Restrooms, Canoe Access, Open Space, Softball, Fishing Pier/Dock, Picnic Area, Volleyball, Boardwalk, Picnic Shelter, Observation Tower, Horseshoe Pit, and Playground. A great spot to take a break before we had to the West coast for the last destination.
Cycle Brewing in Downtown St. Petersburg
We are going to end things in Downtown St. Petersburg, at Cycle Brewing. What better than a tasty beverage provided by great people in a bike-themed brewery. You deserved it, over 250 miles traveled. Who knows how many pedal rotations that is? We could do the math. Nah, lets just enjoy this drink from our friends at Cycle Brewing.