Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
A 13,000-acre ancient forest with a 2 1/4 mile boardwalk meandering through its most picturesque areas including mammoth cypress trees, alligator holes, and lakes where colourful wading birds feast. There are also innovative and interactive exhibits along the way.
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
Take a 90-minute Swamp Buggy tour through the 90,000 acre Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp. View alligators, panthers, birds, deer, turkey, a herd of historic Florida Cracker cattle and more.
The Bonita Nature Place
Visit the bee house and bat house, meet the gopher tortoises, be awed in the butterfly garden and learn more about conservation.
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve
Located on the northern shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the preserve has picnic pavilions and a canoe and kayak launch into Popash Creek.
Calusa Heritage Trail Randell Research Center
Situated on the western shore of historic Pine Island, the RRC is dedicated to learning and teaching the archaeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida.
Everglades Day Safari
A whirlwind adventure including airboats, a wildlife drive and a nature walk.
Everglades Wonder Gardens
A botanical jungle home to rescued birds and reptiles. See pink flamingos, alligators, turtles & tortoises, snakes, and dozens of exotic birds.
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
This gem on the Caloosahatchee River at the midpoint bridge offers pristine canoe and kayak waterways and a walking trail through mangroves.
Great Calusa Blueway
Families, anglers, bird watchers, nature photographers, day-trippers and archaeology lovers all enjoy paddling on the Blueway.
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Home to more than 245 bird species, 60 types of reptile and 35 mammal species. Activities include paddling, hiking/biking trails, observation towers and a scenic drive.
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation
Events held all year to raise funds for the Lakes Park. There are year-round garden tours, a seasonal Farmers’ Market on Friday mornings (October through May) and the annual Fall Festival.
Little Estero Island
This is the southern home of 68 bird species in winter making it a real favourite for twitchers. Terns, snowy plovers, willets and black skimmers can all be seen here.
Powell Creek Preserve
These freshwater wetlands are home to diverse plant and wildlife communities including warblers, pileated woodpeckers, feral hogs, grey squirrels, rabbits and gopher tortoises.