Wildlife Near Naples FL A Trio of Sandhill Cranes



For fans of feathered creatures, Naples is a wonderful place to observe a plethora of bird species. This adult Sandhill Crane and its two young ones are enjoying a sunrise feeding in their natural Southwest Florida habitat.

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Farmers’ Markets in Naples, FL

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A fun Naples activity on Sundays is shopping at one of the local farmers’ markets, held at a variety of locations in town. One can purchase fresh fruit and produce, orchids and other tropical plants, locally produced products, fresh bakery, a variety of crafts, used books and more. The photos above were taken last Sunday at the Farmers’ Market at Pine Ridge and Livingston.


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A Great Hassle-free Boating Option in Southwest Florida

Freedom Boat Club Boats in Bonita Springs

Freedom Boat Club Fleet in Bonita Springs

One of the best things to do in Naples, FL is a day on the water! If you are a winter resident or part-timer in Southwest Florida (or even a full-time resident) and do not intend to have your own boat here, a wonderful option is The Freedom Boat Club.

With a one-time entry fee and a variety of membership options to fit your needs, this club offers 15 locations in SW Florida with unlimited boating. The Freedom Boat Club boasts a fleet of boats from 16′-25′, including deck boats, center consoles, pontoons, bow riders, as well as a few sailboats and kayaks.

A great feature of membership is that it includes reciprocal access to almost 100 national Freedom Boat Clubs. What a convenient, maintenance-free way to enjoy boating and fishing along the Gulf of Mexico!

If you purchase or sell property with me at John R. Wood Properties, you will be entitled to a special Freedom Boat Club membership offer – valid until the end of 2017. For additional information, feel free to contact me at (239) 451-0769 and browse properties at www.ParadiseCoastFlorida.com


4th of July Parade in Naples, Florida

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4th of July Parade in Naples                       Amelia

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Tanner                                                       Dressed inRed, White & Blue


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Bend                                                           Maureen & Bob Celebrating
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The 4th of July in Naples, Florida is celebrated with a traditional parade that proceeds through Old Naples and up Fifth Avenue. The patriotic event draws throngs of bystanders decked out in their red, white, and blue attire. Holiday celebrations always rank among the best things to do in Naples, FL.


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Cambier Park, A Sports & Cultural Complex in the Heart of Naples, FL


Playground at Cambier Park in Naples, FL

Playground at Cambier Park in Naples, FL

Tennis in Cambier Park, Naples, FL

   Tennis in Cambier Park in Naples, FL


Cambier Park, just a block from Fifth Ave. In Naples, FL, was a busy place today, July 1st. Young mothers were exercising next to their toddlers at the playground, a foursome was playing doubles on one of the many tennis courts, and a kids’ summer camp was involved in an outdoor project at the Norris Center. Even in the “off season,” Cambier Park offers many things to do for all ages.


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