This weekend I discovered Jiggs Landing in Manatee County in Florida. It’s off of SR 70 near Linger Lodge. It’s a beautiful area dominated by facilities that are of interest to boaters, kayakers, fishing enthusiasts, and nature lovers. The breeze is fantastic. I couldn’t say enough how nice the breeze is there.

The facilities are all new and the manicured area was really nice for our children. They have a small playground and a few picnic tables which make for a nice picnic area. If you are looking for a place to launch your small watercraft, this looks like the place to go. The boardwalk around the water is perfect for little visitors. There are new cabins that they will soon rent out and there are shower and bathroom facilities ready for those visitors. There were boaters and fishermen and families all over. I even saw someone quilting under the covered area while her husband watched the water. It’s perfect for any small outing.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about our visit was the sighting of two small alligators! I’ve never seen such small ones in the wild.

Here is the county website for more information: