Introduction to North Port, Florida
North Port, Florida, in Sarasota county, is 27 miles SE of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 64 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The city is approximately 20 minutes from the scenic Gulf of Mexico. It contains the fifth largest land area in the state of Florida. The city includes a large state forest within its boundaries. North Port is known for its country lifestyle and excellent year-round climate.
North Port Activities and Attractions
Warm Minerals Springs and Park is enjoyed by thousands of visitors on a yearly basis. The city features a large state forest inside the city limits which is enjoyed for recreational activities. North Port provides direct access to the scenic Myakka River which features a variety of wildlife and can be explored with guided tours. Scenic cruises are available on the Intercoastal Waterway. Don Pedro Island State Park is a popular destination. Babcock Wildlife Management area is an excellent location for hiking, and bicycle riding and offers guided swamp buggy tours.
The close by Gulf of Mexico is well known for beautiful beaches and deep-sea fishing. The region is home to Port Charlotte Beach State Park and Stump Pass Beach State Park. It's a short drive to the popular Everglades National Park. The area offers a large number of quality golf courses. Kidstar Park is close by. Lake Manatee State Park is about 30 miles away. It's a short drive to the city of Sarasota which includes notable historic structures.
North Port Transportation
Air travel is provided at the nearby Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.