Let’s go for a bike ride along “Canopy Road”.
January 30, 2014
Imagine feeling the sunshine & salty breeze as you cruise along the seaside… close your eyes, take a deep breath & feel the stress melt away. Take a leisurely drive up Manasota Key through Canopy Road where trees line and cover the winding road creating peaceful and scenic settings.
Manasota Key is home to some of the most exclusive homes around. You’ll pass by several amazing privately owned gulf front estates, including the residence of legenary singer Bobby Vinton.
A quiet winding drive takes you past secluded homes that seem to cherish their solitude more than their grandeur. To the south, Manasota Key is bordered by Lemon Bay and its many rookeries and mangrove islands, where the manatees and dolphins are found in abundance.
At the north end of the key, the historic buildings of the Hermitage Artist Retreat offer a tranquil setting for writers, composers, visual artists and more as they soak in the peace and solitude to nourish their creative juices. Blind Pass Beach, where the Hermitage sits, is one of the most peaceful, secluded beaches to be found.
Exploring our island by bicycle is definietly worth doing more than once during your visit. Bike rentals are available nearby – ask our onsite manager for information.