Leitner Creek Bonita Springs FlLeitner Creek in Bonita Springs Florida

One of the favorite things I like doing is showing people the hidden places in Bonita Springs that they wouldn't ordinarily see.  This is a photo I took (auto awesomed by G+) of Leitner Creek.  I've been working at loosening up some lettuce and water hyacinth so that it is paddle-able again.  What is left are beautiful grandfather oaks and cypress trees along the bank. 

Today I was able to paddle upstream quite a distance and this is what it looks like. Untouched in some areas and in a few places you'll see homes that from the street you would never know would be considered a waterfront home in Bonita Springs.

Leitner Creek Bonita Springs

In all actuality, there are only a handful of waterfront homes on Leitner Creek which can be located on Center Avenue, Orange Court Drive, East Terry Street and at Forest Creek Villas.  

If you'd like to paddle Leitner Creek, you can find the entry from the Imperial River at the old Bamboo Park across from the Survey Cafe.  

Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available at Calusa Ghost Tours of Bonita Springs at Riverside Park artist cottages behind the Liles Hotel.

Watch also: Paddling the Imperial River