About Naples, Florida

NCH serves the healthiest region in the nation, according to the Gallup-Healthways Index. There are many recreational opportunities in Naples for families and individuals. Here are some highlights:
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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

With an environmental learning center, the reserve offers a modern facility in which to learn about the habitat of the Estuary, and hosts guided walks, Kayak tours and other educational activities.


Naples Zoo

A 52 acre park that features exotic animals such as panthers, bears, lions and leopards. Take a boat crusie to see the monkeys and lemurs in their own island habitat. 


Big Cypress National Reserve

This freshwater preserve is home to the panthers, alligators and manatees. 


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Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C'Mon)

This hands on children's museum features interactive exhibits for exploring and play.


Naples Municipal Beach and Pier

Close to 3rd Street South, the Naples Beach and Pier offers 6 miles of white sand, and is a popular fishing spot for locals and tourists.


Delnor-Wiggins State Park

This local beach also offers a nature trail, picnic areas and showers.


Naples Botanical Garden

170 acres of beauty featuring an Asian Garden, preserved natural wetlands, a Butterfly habitat, water features, and an Idea Garden, where local gardeners can learn helpful gardening techniques.


Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Guests at the sanctuary can visit a wet prairie, a cypress, pine uplands and a marsh.