Harborwalk – Laishley Park to US-41 South

Harborwalk continues on the western side of the Marina.  At the marina office with it’s murals of nature, you follow the floating dock on the far side of the boat ramp to the end.  This puts you back on Harborwalk just east of the US-41 North bridge.


When you reach the end, you can turn right to a small gazebo at the point that can be seen from the fishing pier in Laishley Park or left where you will see the US-41 North bridge stretching across the river.


A short walk and you will pass under this bridge to the area between the bridges.  The first thing you will see is a fishing pier.  This one doesn’t seem to be too busy but I did find a couple of fishing buddies hanging out there.


Looking across the fishing pier you will see both bridges arching to the north side of the Peace River.  A little way further down the path you will find the Tiki Bar of the Fourpoints Sheraton.


The path turns left at the Tiki Bar and heads toward the Charlevoix condominiums and just beyond them the waterside plaza of the Charlotte Harbor Event Center.  Once there, look back toward the Tiki Bar to enjoy the path you have just walked.


That plaza leads to the tunnel under the US-41 South bridge and the walk ends there temporarily.  The city and the property owner are working on extending this path on the water but, at present, you will need to take the path away from the bridges toward the Freeman House and turn right on Retta Esplanade to Gilchrist Park.  Or, you can just turn left on Retta Esplanade and return to Laishley Park.


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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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