The area around Fort Myers offers beautiful, diverse landscapes, which you can admire in the many nature reserves. It's not only about the ocean - inland, you'll find river banks lined by woods, and coastal wetlands.
Bird-watching lovers should head to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: established in 1945 on Sanibel Island, it hosts 245 different bird species, along with mammals and other sea creatures. It also offers activities for guests, such as kayaking, tram tours and fishing.
1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL
+1 239 472 1100
The 3500-acre-wide Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve also makes for good hiking grounds. On its 1.2 mile boardwalk, between dense trees and bayous, you'll admire herons, egrets, alligators, turtles, and other typical fauna.
7791 Penzance Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
+1 239 533 7557