Briggs Boardwalk – Naples, FL

This is a 1/2 mile boardwalk trail in the Rookery Bay Estuary area. Is it something I’d drive specifically to Naples for? Nah. But it’s a nice walk if you’re in the area. There’s a nature center too but I’ve never been there while it was open. Take Collier Blvd south from Naples, turn right…

Tigertail Beach – Marco Island, FL

I swam with sharks here. Marco Island is just south of Naples and where I had what I believe is the coolest beach experience I’ve had in North America so far. I’ve never been outside of North America but whatever. Tigertail boasts hard-packed sand, tons of fiddler crabs, a lagoon, a mangrove path, and a…

Constitution Park Arboretum – Deerfield Beach, FL

By Arboretum I mean tree collection. This park is a combination of a paved loop trail with fitness stations, a nursery, footpaths, a butterfly garden, and an array of strategically planted trees and plants. It looks like it could be a regular bobo family park at first because there’s a basketball court and playground, but…

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge is in Southwest Florida at the corner of I-75 (Alligator Alley) and 29 in Big Cypress Basin, about 20 miles east of Naples. There are wildlife crossings beneath the adjacent highways allowing animals to access the refuge. When you pull in there’s a small parking lot and a gate. Go through the gate…