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Neighborhood Spotlight: North Fort Myers

On the northern shore of the Caloosahatchee River, North Fort Myers draws you into a secluded area where nature is the star of the show.


North Fort Myers’ signature attraction The Shell Factory & Nature Park has partially reopened. Browse through collections of seashells, coral and internationally sourced pearls, as well as souvenirs to bring home. Within the nature park, 400 creatures call the leafy botanical gardens their home, including curious coatimundis, wide-eyed lemurs and several species of birds.

Find more outdoor inspiration at Prairie Pines Preserve, where 17 miles of trails cross through a variety of woods, marshes and prairie landscapes. Locals are deeply connected to the land at ECHO Global Farm, a small-scale farm that fights world hunger through sustainable practices. Learn insights about living off the land and meet farm animals that reside there.

As more outdoor sites and local businesses continue to reopen, you’ll discover even more ways to interact with nature at its best. From paddling along the Great Calusa Blueway to viewing gentle manatees in the warm inland waters, North Fort Myers promises to satisfy your spirit of adventure.

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Take a visual journey through North Fort Myers to find the latest leisure and dining options.