Outdoor Activities

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee.

 

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

One of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast, this park is 342 acres of natural land.  Enjoy the natural surroundings and seek out the numerous animal species that reside there. Swimming is safe, and beach access is by boardwalk.  8,200 feet of beach and sand dunes with seat oats provide nesting sites for sea turtles during the summer months.

 

Park Rangers offer a number of programs, including lectures and interpretive programs to educate the public about the importance of the environment and wildlife in Southwest Florida. The park has a butterfly garden, a one-mile nature trail, showers, a picnic area and a concession area.



Bird Watching

Explore our conservation preserve, Estero Bay and Big Hickory Island in search of great egrets, blue herons, osprey and other native species.

 

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico, the refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.

 

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Visit this gentle area of pristine wilderness - home to more than 200 species of birds, alligators and more.

 

Mound Key Expedition

Take a boat to the former home of the Calusa Indians. A guide will tour you through Indian shell mounds and the entire island.



Lover's Key State Recreation Area

This two-mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing.  The area is home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles.

 

Clam Pass County Park

Explore the 35 acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3200 linear feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico at Clam Pass County Park.

 

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area

This park's mile-long stretch of white sugar sand has been rated as one of the best beaches in the nation. The beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing, snorkeling, and picnicking.


 
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Enjoy a full day of fun activities in the zoo’s tropical setting.  A paved path winds past rare animals residing in a jungle of exotic plants. Encompassing the 1904 homestead and original tropical gardens of conservationist Dr. Henry Nehrling, this nationally accredited zoo exhibits a thriving collection of giraffes, cheetas, lions, monkeys, lemurs, zebras, amphibians, birds of prey and more.

Area Activities

5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, 34134