Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

2022 Members and Visitors Guide for the Punta Gorda Area

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Page 40 2022 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Members & Visitors Guide W alkers and cyclists put the sidewalks and pathways to good use in Punta Gorda. Eighteen miles of lighted, landscaped and level paths called Punta Gorda Pathways wander through downtown and along Charlotte Harbor. Many stop along the way to enjoy lunch, watch boats, and maybe even spot a dolphin along the way. Trail riding a favorite pastime? Look up the Pioneer Cape Haze Trail in the western part of the county. Another spectacular ride is the Babcock/ Webb Wildlife Management Area. If you enjoy longer rides there are four signed routes starting from Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. The Tour de Punta Gorda is an 18-mile route primarily in the city limits. The Bridges route takes us 32 miles and finds 12 mountains (OK, maybe they're bridges) to climb — two of which cross over Charlotte Harbor. The Tropical Gulf Route is 28 miles through some neighbor- hoods and then out into some forested, quiet areas of the county, again with an excellent chance to see Florida wildlife. Finally, the Washington Loop route, one of the locals' favorites, is a 30-mile circuit traveling out of the city through horse farms and rural areas of Charlotte County. Punta Gorda pathways and trails delight bikers, walker and runners Sun photo file photo by Greg Martin A group of bicyclists on pedestrian and bike trail by Linear Park in Punta Gorda.

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