The Eraclea Mare coast and its inland area offer visitors several foot, bicycle, horseback and boat itineraries to discover the typical environment, still partially uncontaminated.
The lush pinewood is an ideal spot to relax and walk in, or cycle along its several paths away from the summer heat. Aerobics fans can use a gym trail available along the stretch between Via Marinella - Via della Pineta - Via delle Rose.
The Laguna del Mort
You enter the Lagoon to the right of the Mariclea docks. You then walk or cycle along a beaten path in the shade of a thick pinewood till the mouth of the river Piave. You can watch local fauna from special birdwatching huts.
Following the Revedoli canal in the opposite direction you get to a boat bridge leading to the River Piave. Going upriver along its right bank you see a typical river landscape with its large balanced fishing nets, manoeuvred from inside small fishing cabins. From that same boat bridge, turn left and you get to Cortellazzo with its small tourist and fishing port and, around the Cavetta gates, the canal joining the Piave and Sile rivers.
The Litoranea Veneta
Several cruising itineraries leave from the Eraclea Mare, Torre di Fine and Brian Docks. These offer visitors environment-landscape views and historical-artistic ones of great interest. The Litoranea Veneta is a water route linking a thick network of rivers and canals parallel to the Adriatic coast. These internal waterways were the main arteries for the Serenissima's commercial traffic. You can still go to Trieste from the Po Delta along river routes. Going up the Livenza you get to Motta di Livenza. Then along the rivers Meduna and Noncello to Portobuffolè and Pordenone.
To learn more about the reclamation epic, we suggest visiting the Museo della Bonifica in San Donà di Piave. Besides documenting its history and how the territory lying between the rivers Piave and Livenza developed, the Museum's Ethnographic section has a lot on the lives of peasants and craftsmen over the years. The Naturalistic section rebuilds the marsh environment before the area was reclaimed. And the Great War section is really interesting.