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 Scherer Thaxton Preserve


13125 Honore Ave., Nokomis

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With 287 acres of habitats that include: pine flatwoods, wetlands and mesic hammocks, while you hike, keep an eye out swallow-tail kites or a soaring eagle. A diverse variety of Florida native flowering plants with seasonal explosions of color awaits you.
  • Look for the interpretive exhibit with ample parking.
  • There are benches available with views of the lake.
  • Recreational activities include: biking, birding, fishing, hiking, paddling and wildlife viewing.
  • Marked looped fitness trail around the lake.
  • Unpaved hiking trails are available for your use (possible seasonal trail flooding occurs).
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7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April through October

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November through March
365 days a year
For additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

 Trail Map

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  • Ample parking
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Benches for viewing of the lake
  • Fitness trail around the lake
  • Hiking trails - unpaved
  • Dog friendly 
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 Want to Know More?

For questions or additional information regarding Bayonne, call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771.

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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