Rye Preserve, Manatee County Florida
Located on Rye Road north of Florida Highway 64, (Florida Cracker Turnpike) the Rye Preserve is a small park located on the Manatee River.
Quaint path leading to the Manatee River
This 145 acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The preserve features nature trails, horseback trails, picnic areas, a playground and a canoe/kayak launch.
The preserve’s trail system leads visitors through four distinctive ecosystems, including sand pine scrub, xeric oak scrub, oak hammocks and the river community. A variety of interesting creatures can be seen in these areas including the rare gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay.
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