The Celery Fields is one of the best birding areas in Sarasota County, but it is also a great place for a walk, with or without dogs, while seeing lots of birds. Dogs will be on leash at all times.
We'll walk much of the perimeter of the half of the Celery Fields that is on the SOUTH side of Palmer Blvd., keeping the walk to about 2 miles. It is not possible to make an entire loop around the wetlands as there is an impassable section. If you want to extend your own walk, you can hike up the new hill that has been created on the north side of Palmer ( the highest point in the county)....my dogs and I will not hike the hill.
I lead birding trips to the Celery Fields twice every month for Venice Audubon and Sarasota Audubon, so if you are interested in birds, bring your binoculars. I'll definitely have mine.
Guests are always welcome on walks....with or without a dog.
DIRECTIONS: From Exit 210 on I-75, go east on Fruitville Rd to the first stop light at Coburn Rd (see the Fruitville Library). Turn right on Coburn. Drive south about 1 mile to the end of Coburn Rd, which becomes Apex Rd. Turn left on Palmer Blvd and go about 500 feet and park on the grass off the road on the right side/south side of Palmer Blvd. Look for my bright blue Dodge mini-van.