CEDAR POINT ENVIRONMENTAL PARK
2300 Placida Road
At this 115-acre park sitting on Lemon
Bay and operated by the Charlotte Harbor
Environmental Center, you will find pine
flatwoods, salt marshes and mangroves. Bring
your binoculars as you follow the trails. You
might see gopher tortoises, shore birds and
the resident bald eagles. Call for information
about the guided nature walks and seagrass
exploration trips. There are also hiking trails,
a playground and visitor center where you
can find literature and displays on the area’s
ecosystem. The center also has honey for sale
from the on-site hive. The historic Cookie
House was relocated here in 2006. Originally
it served as a lab office for John Bass, Jr.
LEMON BAY SUNRISE ROTARY PARK
1000 S. McCall Road
This 2.7-acre park was originally called
Bay Heights Park. The park is beautifully
shaded with mature oaks. You’ll find a boat
ramp and a canoe/kayak launch. There are
picnic tables and a playground for small
3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd.
This unique habitat has a diversity of
ecosystems and is administered by the
Lemon Bay Conservancy. The preserve
features guided walks with a learning focus.
LEMON BAY PARK &
570 Bay Park Blvd.
The historic Cookie House is now located at Ceder Point Park. Photo by Tom Newton.