Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fort Meyers Outdoors and Recreational Opportunities

Fort Meyers Outdoors and Recreational Opportunities
One of the best assets FT Myers and the surrounding communities of Bonita Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral and Pine island have is their incredible natural resources. Wildlife literally flourishes in the parks and reserves.
Boating and Fishing opportunities are everywhere . If you love nature and all it’s beauty, this is the place.
Some things to see:
• Caloosahatchee River
• A well-liked destination for fishing, waterskiing, sight seeing, and taking in the wildlife.
• Barrier Islands: North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Gasparilla Island
• Popular with residents and tourists alike,
• Sanibel and Captiva Islands
• Beautiful barrier islands famous for shelling, fishing, and the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Preserve. A great place to se wildlife in a natural habitat.
• Cape Coral
• A sandy beach and a public fishing pier are open to residents and visitors year round..
• Fort Myers Beach
• The ultimate" Beach Town", Fort Myers Beach combines family entertainment with fun and nightlife.
• Lover's Key
• Lover's Key. Carl E. Johnson Park, operated by Lee County Parks, has wide sandy beaches and is close to restaurants, galleries and luxury hotels.
• Bonita Beach
• A great beach for leisurely walks and taking in the natural beauty of the area..
• With 16 Beach parks, including state and federal lands, Ft Myers offers recreational facilities that compare with the best in the nation.

Outdoor activities in Ft Myers and lee county.
• Fishing-saltwater and freshwater
• Boating-Ocean or Bay
• Camping-over 3500 campsites
• Diving-Ocean
• Bike riding
• Birding
• Shelling
• Photography
• Tennis
• Golf
• Sailing
• Kayaking

Recreational Opportunities:
• 23 Community parks
• 12 regional parks-spring training ://
• 15 tennis courts
• 9 tennis centers
• 95 plus Golf Courses
• 58 Boat Ramps/marinas
• 50 miles of white sandy beaches

Pro sports facilities
• The World Champion Boston Red Sox hold Spring Training in Fort Myers at the county operated City of Palms Park
• The Minnesota Twins conduct Spring Training at the Lee County Sports Complex..
• The Minnesota Twins' Single-A minor league ball club, the Fort Myers Miracle play at the Bill Hammond Stadium.
• The Fort Myers Skatiium is located on Broadway directly adjacent to the City of Palms Stadium. The Skatium is a 71,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that houses two skating rinks, one regulation National Hockey League ice rink and one in-line skating rink.
• The Edison Festival of Light 5K Classic, Held every winter.
• Charlotte County Speedway, on Piper Road just East of I-75 in Punta Gorda, offers weekly stock-car and winged-sprint races
• The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs has racing most days

Whether your recreational needs range from spectator to participant, FT Myers and it’s surrounding beaches and parks have it all

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