Recently, Jim, Jimbo and I visited a unique place in the city of Osprey called "Historic Spanish Point". This particular attraction is dog friendly as long as you keep your dog on a leash. Dogs are not permitted in the buildings except for the visitor's center. Historic Spanish Point is located on Little Sarasota Bay. We enjoyed our walk to visit the various buildings, gardens and views of the bay.
There are two buildings having short films to provide information about the area - one in the Visitor Center and another near the point. The entire property is 30 acres of beautiful landscapes including history and archaeological importance dating back to the time of Indian inhabitance. Most of the buildings we visited were from the pioneer time period. My favorite was Mary's Chapel of the buildings we ventured in and photographed.
A pioneer cemetery is outside of Mary's Chapel.
Another building, the packing house was quite interesting as they used the packing house to pack oranges. The view at the packing house to the bay was our first glimpse of the open water.
We continued on to visit several other buildings including the main house for Mrs. Potter Palmer which has a magnificent view of the bay.
As the day worn on, and the weather continued to grow warm, we visited the boat house, the butterfly garden and a few other sites.
If you have some time while you're in the area of Venice, Florida - this is a treasure to see along the Little Sarasota Bay. Take a picnic lunch with you or at least some drinks to keep from being overcome with thirst. The bugs were few, the sites were very interesting and the ospreys flew overhead from time to time.
Until next time.