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. 

Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park
1515 Golden Gate Pkwy.
Naples, FL 34105

50-acre park provides an oasis close to the urban Naples area with a 5-acre lake good for bass fishing and 3,500 feet of nature boardwalk and trails w...

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TropicBird Ecotours
385 Angler Dr., Calusa Island Marina
Calusa Island Marina, Goodland
Marco Island, FL 34140

The only naturalist-led ecotour of the 10,000 Islands under sail, seeing, hearing and experiencing nature as intended....

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Vineyards Community Park
6231 Arbor Blvd.
Naples, FL 34119

Park amenities include: a Community Center, 2 lit softball fields, 4 Fieldsoccer fields (3 are lit), 4 lit comfort cushioned tennis courts, 2 lit bask...

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CREW Land & Water Trust
1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W
Naples, FL 34120

The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offer 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including an 1800-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility....

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Barred owl at Bird Rookery Swamp (by George Luther)