Believe it or not, there is still untouched coastline in Florida. Unfortunately, it's only accessible by boat or kayak. Which is probably the reason it is undeveloped, if we're being honest. Archaeological evidence places humans visiting this barrier island to approximately 14,000 years ago. Whether providing shelter for indigenous americans, civil war veterans, fisherman, or endangered wildlife, Cayo Costa has a nature of security.
Residing in South Florida, Estero Bay Preserve State Park offers plenty of activities for those seeking something new and natural. Venture into the preserve either through the entrance at Winkler Point, Fort Meyers, or Estero River Scrub entrance. Hiking, cycling, and boating are some of the many things you can do to trek and explore this preserve with over 10,000 acres of natural land.
Gasparilla Island State Park offers guests many activities, including snorkeling, swimming, shelling, and nature-watching. The star of the park is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890.
Lying in Southwest Florida, Koreshan Park takes you back to a simpler life chosen by the Koreshans, a pioneer group in the late 1800's. The park offers traditional outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, boating, and hiking. You can spend your time touring the Koreshan settlement, tracking through the peaceful bamboo trails, or geo-seeking for unique finds. If you get hungry on your journey, the park offers cooked-from-scratch samples of the food Korehsans ate during their time on the banks of the Estero River.
Lee County School District oversees the education of approximately 80,000 students at over 60 public schools in Lee County, Florida. Unlike many other school districts in Florida, Lee County School District’s choice system for student enrollment is open-enrollment and goes through the Student Assignment Office whereby a lottery process is used to assign students to schools.
Lovers Key State Park has been donated to the people of Florida for its beautiful beaches and mangrove forests and is located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The canals and lagoons are home to manatees, dolphins, and shorebirds. Lovers Key State Park, just like its name, is a romantic destination and perfect for beachside weddings. This gorgeous state park is perfect for a kayak ride along serene waters or enjoying the views from the sandy shore.
Mound Key Archeological Park is situated in a forest of mangrove trees only accessible by watercraft from Lovers Key State Park or Koreshan State Park. The site is known for shell mounds built by the Calusa Native Americans which can reach more than 30ft high.
Board and Brush is a wood sign studio offering a variety of workshops to create "on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor". While they focus on wood sign workshops, they also offer a variety of materials including glass, chalkboard, canvas pillows, slate, and terra cotta pots. Board and Brush is perfect for a girls' night out, a cute date night, a birthday party or private event, or a new family night! Offerings and designs are always changing, which means you can go back again and again! No experience is needed to attend one of their classes--their staff will provide you with all the tools needed and teach you how to use them as well.
There are several locations around Florida so be sure to find out which location is closest to you! Check out their website to see their current schedule, sign up for a class, or for any updated information. To see upcoming events and designs, or to see previous projects, be sure to follow them on Facebook!
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
Canterbury School, the only true independent, college-preparatory school in Fort Myers, is where students are immersed in strong academics and co-curriculars, all within a safe and welcoming environment. Canterbury School provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum dedicated to academic excellence within an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership and service. We strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding post secondary institutions and professions.
A mix of dining, shopping, salons, kids entertainment, and more make this outdoor mall the perfect destination for anyone looking for a good time. Catch a movie at the Regal's Hollywood Theaters after your grand day of shopping for even more fun.
Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!
Edison Mall is one of Southwest Florida's best shopping destinations. It has over 150 stores and restaurants including most of the classic mall stores and so much more. Events held throughout the year will always keep you coming back for me.
Services 321 specializes in toxic black mold remediation and removal caused by flooding or other related water damage. We used specialized electronic equipment to detect the moisture behind your walls and other services that cannot be seen. Once mold or moisture has been detected, we provide complete restoration and removal services to get your home back to a normal and healthy environment. Services 321 serves all of the Florida Gulf Coast.
The Fort Myers Beach Public Library is a library in Fort Myers. It is separate from the Lee County Library System, but any resident of Lee County is eligible for a Fort Myers Beach Public library card.
K3 – 8th grade Christian School, a ministry of First Assembly of God. FMCS works with the home and the church to academically train and spiritually nurture students to become productive citizens in society and impact others for Jesus Christ.
Green Cup Café in Fort Myers offers quality food for customers and a laid-back environment. There are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo menu options available. Green Cup Café has smoothies, made-to-order salads and wraps, vegan ice cream and more.
You'll find a little bit of everything at this fun outdoor shopping center. Stores containing everything from clothes to electronics, great dining, and tons of entertainment: it's all here. Don't forget to catch a movie at the Regal Cinemas movie theater.
Hangar 41 Winery & Brew Shop is much more than a winery. It helps those who want to get into the wine and beer making business by selling supplies. Since it is a winery and brewery, there are a lot of options for customers to enjoy.
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium is located in Fort Myers, Florida. A day of hands-on activities will keep everyone entertained. Live Animal Encounter, Virtual Reality, "Sea to See" touch tank, Stingray feeding, Theater-in-the-tank along with other aquarium exhibits, science stations, and much more.
John R Wood, Island Real Estate Inc. serves the Southwest Florida area. The John R. Wood network extends across all of Southwest Florida including Sanibel Island, so you are certain to have access to our expertise no matter which area you choose. Our Sanibel realtors are well acquainted with Sanibel Island real estate because they are also residents of Sanibel. Because we share the Sanibel and Captiva Island lifestyle, we are uniquely equipped to help you find your perfect Sanibel home.
The Local Roots Farmers Market is located in Bonita Springs and is open October through April from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m on Saturdays. This farmers market, along with 7 other markets, is run by Local Roots LLC. Fresh fruit, flowers, baked goods, veggies, and seafood are some of the things available at the Local Roots Farmers Market.
The Pine Island Chamber works to support and promote the many businesses of Pine Island while being a place where tourists and locals can find information on the businesses and happenings taking place on the island.
Originally known as the Downtown Farmers Market, the River District Farmers Market is located in Fort Myers and is known for its local foods, craft-made items, and baked goods. The market is open every Thursday year-round, from 7:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.
The Surfside sunshine market is located in Cape Coral and is open all year round from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. The market offers local veggies, baked goods, fruits, and more. There is free parking available and friendly, well-behaved pets are welcome.
Exceptional shopping and fine dining make up the The Bell Tower Shops, an outdoor shopping center in Fort Myers. Come for the upscale shopping, return for the events throughout the year and the various dining options.
Heart and Home Homeschoolers is a Christian, cooperative support group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida. We welcome homeschool families of all faiths and educational philosophies. Our purposes are to support homeschooling parents, to share homeschooling resources and ideas, and to encourage families in the planning of social and educational activities for their children. We also provide a network for keeping homeschoolers aware of political issues affecting the rights of homeschoolers.