Category: Activities

Lakes Park Farmers Market- A breath of fresh air

Is there anything better than shopping in the fresh air? Visitors and residence in Southwest Florida can take advantage of the mild winters with a stroll through The Lakes Park Farmer’s Market every Friday morning from November through the end of April.   The outdoor market is nestled inside Lakes Park in Fort Myers. It’s …

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Free Flights for Plane Loving Kids and Teens With Young Eagles Program!

Do you have a child or teenager that loves planes or dreams of being a pilot?  If you have a child between the ages of 8 and 17 there are thousands of EAA member volunteer pilots who would love to take you child on a free Young Eagles flight.  That’s right – a free flight! The …

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The Naples Pier

The Naples Pier is one of Naples’ most visited and best-known landmarks.  It’s charming and full of character and I feel it embodies what Southwest Florida is all about:  warm weather, warm people, wildlife watching and beautiful scenic views. History Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock a narrow gauge train transported …

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Bald Eagle Watching in Southwest Florida

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A lot of people are not aware of it but Southwest Florida is a great place to view bald eagles.  Our beautiful and graceful national bird has made an amazing comeback after being declared Endangered in the early seventies.   With more than 2,000 active nests Florida’s nesting population constitutes over eighty percent of the …

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Cold Weather Beach Activities for Families

Weather in Southwest Florida is beautiful year round, but now that the temperature has dropped a little bit the water might be too cold for most of us to venture into but there are still many activities the whole family can enjoy doing at the beach during the cooler winter months. Shelling Southwest Florida beaches …

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