East of Sarasota starting near Northport, the winding 12 mile Northport Trail follows both sides of Myakkahatchee Creek. Watch for river otter and gators. To reach mountain biking at the northern trailhead, follow US75 to Exit 33. Head north on Sumter Blvd. Turn left on tropicane Road and then right on Reisterstown Road. Park at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.