Nature Lover’s Paradise Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a delightful place to visit when on vacation in Naples FL. The 2.25 mile or 1 mile long boardwalk through 6 different habitat settings is a gentle, pristine nature walk that will treat you and connect you to all of the sights and sounds that nature has to offer.
Guests who have stay in one of our beach houses will enjoy the six different habitats at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. They include:
1. Pine Flatwoods – Southern Slash Pine, Cabbage Palm, Saw Palmetto, wild flowers
2. Wet Prairie – marsh, grasses, sedges, reeds
3. Pond Cypress – two habitats meet to blend the wet prairie and cypress forest plants
4. Bald Cypress Forest – 600 year old, 130 foot Bald Cypress trees
5. Central Marsh – sawgrass, pickerel weed, cattails, bulrush, peat
6. Lettuce Lakes – treeless sloughs, floating vegetation like water lettuce
This is a beautiful and peaceful walk with shelters and rest stops along the walk so you can soak in your surroundings and sit and listen to the birds and bull frogs sing in melody. There are photo tour cards along the way to educate and guide you on the different plant and animal wildlife that you can see. Before you start out, you may want to stop by the nature shop and buy some binoculars and a field guild to enhance your journey into pure nature.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is protecting and restoring the Everglades. It’s an outdoor classroom with educational programs available. This is a trip that will be relaxing, peaceful and exciting for outdoor enthusiasts. Make your family vacation stay in Naples, FL a memorable and pleasant one with this awesome nature adventure. And for those who don’t consider themselves avid nature lovers, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a terrific place to escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy life to unwind and put your worries aside.
For guests staying at most of the vacation homes offered by naplesvacationhomesforrent.com, the mere 20 mile drive straight west on Immokalee Road will offer you an unforgettable treat from Mother Nature.
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