Adventurous Activities in Fort Myers, Fla.

By Janet K. Keeler It’s hard to beat the Fort Myers area for outdoor adventure activities. The fishing is amazing in Lee and Charlotte counties and proof of that are the masses that descend for tarpon fishing tournaments every year. Picturesque barrier islands and miles and miles of shoreline…

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Fort Myers Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Patty Ryan Fifty miles of Florida beaches draw tourists to the Fort Myers area, famous for Sanibel and Captiva Islands, but the region’s back bays and rivers hold a special lure for eco-tourists and nature lovers. Some days a manatee leads the way, or perhaps a roseate spoonbill, providing…

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Things To Do Near Fort Myers In The City Of LaBelle, Florida

By Vanessa Caceres In LaBelle, just a short drive from Fort Myers, Clewiston, and Lake Okeechobee, you’ll find small-town Southern charm. This folksy destination along the Caloosahatchee River has been home to the Swamp Cabbage Festival for more than 50 years. Swamp cabbage, in case you don’t…

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Off the Beaten Path from Fort Myers: Hendry County, Fla.

Gary McKechnie From the waters of Lake Okeechobee to the capital of the Seminoles’ sovereign nation, perhaps no other county contains as much of Old Florida as Hendry County. In some places, it looks largely as it appeared in the ‘60s. The 1860s. Much of its nearly 1,200 square miles remain…

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Off the Beaten Path from Fort Myers: Glades County, Fla.

Gary McKechnie Parts of Old Florida look as if they’d been pressed between the pages of a book. Glades County is one of those places. When the interstate system routed traffic away from the region, the towns and landscape and roads were left largely as they had been. Perhaps that’s what compels…

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Live Music Venues in the Fort Myers and Naples Area

By Vanessa Caceres Visitors to Naples usually think about the city’s sophisticated, ritzy vibe—but it’s a town that can also rock. And play jazz and blues. At a variety of bars and restaurants around both Naples and Fort Myers, live music adds dimension to the experience. Take for instance…

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Fort Myers, for Food and Wine

By Rachelle Lucas From farm visits to a rum distillery and one of the top artisan chocolate makers in the world, Fort Myers is definitely for food and wine enthusiasts. Here's a list of fun farm tours and classes available: Rabbit Run Farm Rabbit Run Farm is a hydroponic farm that specializes in…

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Video: Highlights of Ford & Edison Homes in Fort Myers, FL

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Not many people know that automotive industry titan Henry Ford once worked for the great inventor Thomas Edison, or that they became good friends — or that they had summer homes next to each other in Fort Myers. Today, the Edison house in Fort Myers and the Ford estate are…

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