The Pinellas Trail

pinellas_trail_4Built along a former railroad track, the Pinellas Trail offers a respite from traffic congestion, and a way to walk, bike, jog or rollerblade from one end of the county to the other. Extending from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, a total of 47 miles and with a delightful spur to Honeymoon Island by Dunedin, this paved trail traverses woodlands and urban neighborhoods, passes quiet waterways and groves of live oaks, winds through quaint downtowns and alongside pristine beach preserves.

pinellas_trail_0Take the scenic route from one end of Pinellas County to the other – and leave the car at home. A super training ground for athletes, the trail is also family-friendly, elder-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. It is as enjoyable to stroll a mile or so along this green corridor as it is to bike the length of it. An abundance of parks, cafes and other pleasant rest stops makes the Pinellas Trail an active destination that appeals to just about everyone.

In fact, it’s Florida’s most popular recreational trail.  And, it’s only in Pinellas.