Skip to main content
EN
weather-logo
80°
Now
weather-logo
80°
Today
logo-météo
96°
73°
Mon
logo-météo
95°
73°
Tue
logo-météo
95°
74°
Wed
logo-météo
93°
75°
Thu
logo-météo
92°
75°
Fri
logo-météo
87°
72°
family biking

At your own speed

For the casual hiker and biker, the hard-packed sand of Fort Myers Beach invites breezy rides by day and scenic walks at sunset. Then there’s Sanibel Island, a designated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, with its more than 25 miles of easily accessible bike paths that stretch and thread through subtropical hammocks, preserved wetlands and along main thoroughfares like Periwinkle Way and more. And that’s far from all. As a whole, Fort Myers contains enough hiking and bicycling trails to fulfill the interests of any explorer.

Seasoned hikers and mountain bikers in search of tougher trails should check out the Caloosahatchee Regional Park. Made up of pine flatwoods, and oak hammocks, this landscape is far from a walk in the park, but with more than 20 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, it’s an exhilarating way to experience the area and its wildlife.

For even more brushes with native animals, our parks and preserves are some of the best places to roam around and perhaps snap photos of friendly critters and untouched natural beauty. Trails mainly composed of boardwalks run through these parks, such as Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, a 2,500-acre wetland preserve. Traverse it on a 1.2-mile boardwalk, giving you a dry vantage point above otherwise muddy terrain. If you need a break, take a breather beneath a canopy of oaks and palms before continuing on your journey, but don’t be surprised to meet local residents passing through. Gopher tortoise, raccoons, alligators and more than 400 kinds of birds call the area surrounding our trails home. Don’t forget to give them the right of way.

Part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, the 7,600-acre J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Enter a slow-scenic-driving, walking, or biking trail that meanders past multiple pull off stations where you can get out and hike on trails from ¼ mile to 4 miles long. Alligators may be seen, but the main attraction is bird-watching. The refuge is home to more than 245 bird species, so don’t forget your binoculars!

You can also discover water, wildlife and wonderful adventures when bicycling in Cape Coral, another designated Bicycle Friendly Community. One of Florida’s largest cities by land mass offers a very special bicycling experience with more than 90 miles of interconnected bike routes bordering nature preserves, scenic canals, marinas, golf courses and the expansive Caloosahatchee River. Cycle along safe, easy-to-navigate routes to Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, where you can walk or kayak through a pristine mangrove forest, or to Rotary Park with a bird watching tower and butterfly house.

Links & Resources

Discover more about Fort Myers

Welcome to Useppa Island – where golf carts, transporting sharp-dressed locals minus clubs, tees or balls, hum on palm-lined

Fort Myers is a paddler’s paradise. With an abundance of picturesque spots, water trails and guided tours to choose from, it’s no

You bring the family, we’ll supply the sunshine and activities in Fort Myers. Whether your family dynamic consists of grandparents

Expansive white-sand islands and beaches — with family-friendly activities in every neighborhood — make it easy to enjoy quality

When in Southwest Florida, do as the boaters do and explore our shores. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion

You know that feeling you get when you first inhale the salty scent of sea air and feel the warmth of the sun shining down on you

Just across the bridge from downtown Fort Myers, North Fort Myers is its own bustling community with plenty to see and do. If you

Beautiful scenery surrounds you in Fort Myers, and many of the lush plants and trees you’ll see here are native to Southwest

Let’s take a moment to spotlight the beautiful migratory birds that choose to make Southwest Florida their home in the winter

When the time is right to plan the perfect tropical getaway for you and your family, look no further—The Beaches of Fort Myers &

Looking for something fun and different to do with your group in Fort Myers? Hop on board the Murder Mystery Dinner Train for a

Related Listings

Share

Show us your good days and we'll show you more! Share your favorite memories with hashtag #MyFortMyers.