What better way to take a break from your usual routine than to participate in outdoor activities like hiking and biking? Aside from their great benefits to your body, these fun activities let you enjoy what nature has to offer. Hiking or biking may not be the first activity that comes to mind when you think about a beach vacation, but the experience can be most rewarding. Consider trying it out in Lovers Key State Park. The alluring and irresistible beauty of this park will make hitting the trails even more memorable and is suitable for all skill levels.
What makes this venue so unique? Lovers Key is a recreational playground perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. There’s no doubt that the many sights you will behold on your day in the park, will result in an outing filled with amazement. You can catch glimpses of the breath-taking beaches, estuaries, birds, and other wildlife. With easy access to the Florida Gulf Coast’s unique ecosystems, hiking or biking here will be a one-of-a-kind experience.
As you walk along the trails, you’ll be able to view a great variety of wading birds and other wildlife. From the south of the main gate, you’ll have access to a recreation area where you and your family can enjoy. It consists of a picnic area, playground, and kayak launch, which is ideal for paddlers. If you have dogs, you can also check outside the main gate as it has a dog beach perfect for your furry friend.
The park offers a wide range of venues ideal for a hiking or biking activity.
Black Island Trail
The Black Island trail is Lovers Key State Park’s main hiking and biking trail. Located at the north end of the group of islands that make up the park, Black Island makes exploring fun. The park has two separate loops, which are connected by the service road. It’s also a place where you can find fresh water pond where you might spot alligators and turtles swim and sunbathe.
More Places To Explore
Lovers Key used to be reachable by boat only, but with its recent developments, it has become a haven for beachside weddings. Surrounded by mangrove forests and beaches, taking a vacation in this great destination will never disappoint you. You can also enjoy a day of exploration of its lagoons and canals. These are the favorite spots of shorebirds and manatees. When you further explore the turquoise waters along the beach, you’ll be greeted by dolphins, one of the friendliest creatures in Lovers Key State Park that attract tourists and locals alike.
Mound Key Archaeological State Park: If kayaking is one of the activities that interest you, besides hiking and biking, this state park will be one of the best places to consider. This archaeological site will leave you in awe at how the natives used to live in this area. As you paddle your way into the Estero Bay, you can see the Mound Key, an archaeological site, out in the distance. Mound Key is only accessible by boat.
Lovers Key is not just about beaches and the larger wildlife. There are other sites that you can explore by foot or bicycle. The park’s smaller wildlife will amaze you as well. With just a few yards into the trail, you’ll be able to have a close encounter with swallowtails, butterflies, monarchs and zebra longwings. All of these can be seen in the butterfly garden.
Contact us to book an activity:
Lovers Key Adventures
8700 Estero Blvd,
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931