Naples Parks

Aug. 10, 2015

Freedom Park & The Collier County Freedom Memorial Naples

Blanket Flower at Freedom Park

Freedom Park & The Freedom Memorial

Hidden in plain sight, on the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway, is one of Collier County's newest parks, Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park. Thousands of people drive by it daily without realizing that there are roughly 50 acres to ...

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March 15, 2015

Collier Seminole State Park Naples Florida

Collier Seminole Honey Bee

Collier Seminole State Park Naples Florida

Driving east on US 41 is favorite pass time for me just because of the visual quietness of it all. It is not unlike me to load up the Dill, the fearless Min Pin, to see where the road will take us. A few ...

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Dec. 23, 2014

Naples Beach Hotel Orchids Naples Florida

Naples Beach Hotel Orchid

Naples Beach Hotel Orchid House

I have come to the conclusion that there are Floridians who love orchids and then there are Floridians who have full blown love affairs with orchids. A friend of mine from the real estate world (who has taken to naming her orchids) recommended that ‘for ...

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Dec. 23, 2014

Museum of Military Memorabilia Naples Florida

Museum of Military Memorabilia Naples

Museum of Military Memorabilia Things To Do

On the heels of the sweltering, downtown Bonita Springs July 4th parade I thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to be taken on an air conditioned adventure this month. What immediately sprang to mind was the Museum of Military Memorabilia ...

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Dec. 23, 2014

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naples Fl

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Hibiscus

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naples

A mere fifteen miles from I-75 exit 111 is one of the greatest nature preserves in Florida; the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The forest at Corkscrew is the largest remaining old growth Bald Cypress forests in North America. You might have quickly read over that without really ...

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Dec. 23, 2014

Clam Pass Park Naples Florida

Clam Pass Naples Florida

Clam Pass Naples Florida - Things to Do

The traffic on the roads is thinning and it’s possible to actually enjoy a meal out without waiting for a table. To that end I thought it would be fun to help you plan a day-cation so you can unwind from “season” without ...

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Dec. 6, 2014

The Gordon River Greenway Naples Florida

Gordon River Greenway

The Gordon River Greenway Naples

This month’s trip was inspired by the recommendation of Willie on The Bonita Springs Community Group on Facebook. As soon as he posted that The Gordon River Greenway was open I went to to verify that it was pet friendly. Minutes later ...

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Sept. 14, 2010

Cocohatchee River Park & Boat Ramp | Naples, Fl

Cocohatchee River Park Rope Thingy

North Naples Gulf Access Boat Ramp & Playground

Cocohatchee River Park is located in Collier County in North Naples, very close to Bonita Springs, Florida.  The park is located at the intersection of Wiggins Pass Road and Vanderbilt Drive south of Bonita Beach Road.  Cocohatchee River Park is ...

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