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Naples beach: Discover hidden Clam Pass Park, where you ride the tide

Naples beach: Discover hidden Clam Pass Park, where you ride the tide

In honor of the upcoming beach season, Florida Rambler is highlighting a Beach of the Week throughout summer. This week, it’s Clam Pass Park, a hidden beach in Naples with a shallow, safe pass that lets you ride the tide in and out of a tropical lagoon.

Naples fest kicks off stone crab season\

Naples fest kicks off stone crab season\

This Gulf Coast community’s annual Stone Crab Festival marks the beginning of Florida’s stone crab season while showing off the city’s historic center and bayfront attractions. Let’s get crackin’.

October is prime time for seafood festivals in Florida

October is prime time for seafood festivals in Florida

Florida’s seafood festival season kicks into full gear. Here’s the October schedule.

Not a soul in sight.

Tigertail Beach, a Marco Island adventure, where you wade to wild beach

Tigertail Beach is for adventurers who love unspoiled beaches where you can walk for miles. You reach this beach by wading across a shallow lagoon. It’s full of seashells, wildlife and it’s a birding hot-spot.

Ghost Orchid by Mick Fournier, Pompano Beach. (Note: This photo is a ghost orchid, but not the one at Corkscrew.)

Naples: Rare ghost orchid blooms at Corkscrew for 2016 season

Corkscrew Sanctuary could be hosting lots of orchid fans again this summer, as its rare ghost orchid has formed buds. The ghost orchid was made famous by the 2002 film “Adaptation” starring Meryl Streep and the best-selling “Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean.

The passt at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is where the Cocohatchee River flows into the Gulf.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples: Top beach and more

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a great destination: You can enjoy so many activities in one place – kayaking, surf-fishing & a one-mile-long powdery-white sand beach with shaded picnic tables nearby.

A great egret near the boardwalk

Corkscrew Swamp in Naples: Explore via beautiful boardwalk

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, an Audubon Society preserve, takes you on a hike via boardwalk with good wildlife viewing and exquisite scenery.

Good birding at Corkscrew Bird Rookery Swamp Trail.

Naples Bird Rookery Swamp: It’s a beaut for hiking, biking, wildlife

Few South Florida hiking or biking trails rival this 12-mile-long trail near Naples for scenery and wildlife. It deserves to be known outside the Naples area.

2014 Florida Panther Festival Nov.15 celebrates endangered animal

2014 Florida Panther Festival Nov.15 celebrates endangered animal

The Florida Panther Festival, Nov.15 celebrates the highly endangered animal and offers you some unusual opportunities to experience panther habitat.

Outdoor things to do in Naples, Florida:  Nature, beaches, boating

Outdoor things to do in Naples, Florida: Nature, beaches, boating

Naples is a wealthy enclave with lush, tropical neighborhoods and lots of natural beauty close and accessible. Here’s a guide to things to do outdoors in Naples and surrounding areas.

Florida panther

Alligator Alley: Take a hike in Florida panther country

The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.

Lovers Key State Park: Great beach, kayaking and manatees in winter

Lovers Key State Park: Great beach, kayaking and manatees in winter

It’s not the best known destination in southwest Florida, but there are a lot reasons that make Lovers Key State Park so lovable: A 2.5 mile beach lined with natural vegetation that is perfect for beachcombing and bird watching, and mangrove-lined waterways that are draws for both manatees and kayakers.

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