Situated alongside the Manatee River is a 1.5 mile jogging/walking trail that leads to a pretty awesome goodies:
Family Fun Zone with a splash fountain and playground
A large lawn for tanning, picnics, and what not
Tidal Discovery Zone
Day dock for boaters
400 seat Mosaic Amphitheater
Fishing Pier (snook, redfish, trout)
This is one of my favorite things to do in the afternoon, and my son loves riding his scooter around and in the skate park. I really enjoy catching sunsets here and if I’m lucky watching the train go by. All of this next to the beauty of the Manatee River… I’m telling you, free never looked so pretty!
INSIDER TIP: Go into the Marriott, they have a Starbucks in the lobby. WIN!