Myakka River

South East of Sarasota you will find Florida's largest state park, where you can canoe down the wild and beautiful Myakka river, bird watch from special viewing spots, or go alligator spotting on an airboat tour on the Upper Myakka Lake. For those of you who like to get out and see the wildlife on foot there is also a mile-long hikng trail here.
The Myakka river meets the Gulf of Mexico at Charlotte Harbour.