Clearwater, Florida Announces Completion of Pinellas Trail, Welcoming the Active Traveler
May 26, 2011
Clearwater, Fla announces the completion of the Pinellas Trail, adding to its already extensive offerings for active travelers. The City might be most well-known for its impeccable sugar white sand beaches, but it is also a premier destination for sports, both on land and at sea. Mile upon mile of hiking and biking trails and water sports in the Gulf of Mexico’s blissful waves make Clearwater a one-stop mecca for endless activity.
Clearwater and its island beaches are an ideal spot for all travelers, particularly those who want to get up and move. The recent completion of renovations to the Pinellas Trail further expands the city’s network of trails and paths. “The City is constantly looking for ways to enhance the experience for visitors and residents. The Pinellas Trail’s new route will provide a safe, convenient, and accessible place for people to enjoy their favorite outdoor fitness activities,” says City Communications Director, Joelle Castelli.
In addition to the Pinellas Trail, the pedestrian-friendly Beach Walk promenade is a beautiful path winding along the famous sands, perfect for a short run, bike ride, hike or even for just a leisurely sunset stroll. Bicycles and surrey bikes are available for rent at several beachfront outlets, making it especially attractive to beachgoers. Caladesi Island State Park’s three mile long trail in the shade of tangling mangroves provides a glimpse into Florida’s natural rustic beauty and is easily accessible either by ferry or walking during low tide.
Water sports and aquatic activities are equally abundant in Clearwater and are available for all skill and adventure levels. The Gulf of Mexico’s crystal clear, calm and temperate waters on the coast of the City are home to a number of reefs as well as a plethora of fish and sea-life, including hometown delight and tourist favorite, grouper. From tranquil time spent snorkeling, amazing scuba diving explorations and relaxing swims, to adrenaline-filled speed boat and jet-ski rides, skill testing sailing missions and exciting fishing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Clearwater’s gorgeous year-round weather means there’s never a bad time to visit and enjoy all nature has to offer. Plentiful and diverse accommodations make this a great vacation destination for budget travelers to luxury seekers and everyone in between.
More information about Clearwater can be found at www.visitclearwaterflorida.com.
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.