There are several trails to choose from in and around Lakewood Ranch.
Community Park – Trails
Bob Gardner Community Park offers walking paths and soft trails which are over a mile long. And activities amongst wetlands and conservatory areas.
Roger Hill Community Park – Trails
Roger Hill Community Park has biking and walking trails that connect to the trail system. Located off of White Eagle Blvd.
James L. Patton Community Park -Trails
Trails weave amongst 3 lakes suitable for biking or hiking!
Heron’s Nest Nature Park Trail connects to Greenbrook Adventure Park
Heron’s Nest Nature Park can be accessed from going East Summerfield Parkway off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd., go all the way to dead end, take right and find parking and entrance to hiking trail. This trail can also be accessed from the Greenbrook Adventure Park. Once at the Heron’s Nest Park Trail, enter trail at path between trees, once you get to the clearing on trees, go left along the sidewalk and you will end up at the Greenbrook Adventure Park.
Summerfield Community Park – Trail
Summerfield Community Park has trails that meander through the park and around the pond on the east side and back up to the Town Hall North building.
Greenbrook Adventure Park to Lorraine Road Trail
There is another trail from the Greenbrook Adventure Park that heads west and ends at Lorraine Road.
Greenbrook Adventure Park to Heron’s Nest Nature Walk
Greenbrook Adventure Park Trail connects to the Heron’s Nest Nature Park Trails…So feel free to park on either side and enjoy a stroll arounds lakes and through the treed pathways.
Hidden River Road
To enter Hidden River Trail go East onto Hidden River Trail from Lakewood Ranch Blvd. go past pond on the left hand side, enter trail directly north of pond, walk westward, cross Lakewood Ranch Blvd. and trail picks up directly across the street, continue westward follow the lake south, and follow trail south around trees and around four additional ponds winding along tree-line.
Heron’s Nest Nature Park – South Trail
Heron’s Nest Nature Park can be accessed from going East Summerfield Parkway off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd., go all the way to dead end, take right and find parking and entrance to hiking trail. Once at the Heron’s Nest Park Trail, enter trail at path between trees, once you get to the clearing on trees, go straight along the lake and you will end up at almost at Hidden River Trail. Once at Hidden River Trail you can turn around and go back to the left of the lake back to parking lot or follow trail to the right of lake and end at the Greenbrook Adventure Park.
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