An aerial of mangrove islands surrounded by calm water. Two men paddle through tall aquatic grass. A great egret wades in shallow water through thick vegetation. An airboat glides over still water in the Everglades. Two people watch a half-submerged alligator slowly moving through calm water.

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Outdoors & Nature

Surrounded by endless mangroves, estuaries, marshes, shorelines and an abundance of wildlife, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is home to a diverse and untouched ecosystem. Here, you can catch a glimpse of a rare bird perched in the treetops, hook a fish from your kayak in the Ten Thousand Islands, or get up close with ghost orchids on a guided swamp walk. Come discover unique outdoor adventures beyond the beach, and see a pristine Florida just as it looked hundreds of years ago. 

Midway Campground
52870 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34134

This campground offers a dump station, restrooms, drinking water, day-use area, 26 RV and 10 tent sites. RV sites allow electric hookup....

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Naples Water Tours
1000 10th Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102

Guided boat tours depart from the Charter Club on Naples Bay. Tours by appointment only. Offering swimming and shelling on a secluded beach.

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Collier Seminole State Park
20200 E. Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34114

The 7,271-acre Collier-Seminole State Park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the ...

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Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 E. Tamiami Trl.
Naples, FL 34114

View an actual 'walking dredge' used in the construction of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades in the late 1920's.  Tour unspoiled nature refuges...

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The mountain bike trail includes a variety of natural habitats. Look for panther or bear tracks on the dirt path.

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