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Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers is on the lower Gulf Coast of Florida, 125 miles south of Tampa. Positioned slightly inland of the coast and on the Caloosahatchee River, it was best known as the winter home of Thomas Edison. The old city by the river has undergone renovation after renovation and is worth a look. The drive out MacGregor Boulevard from downtown is unforgettable. Side roads off the Boulevard are filled with lush, tropical landscapes and wonderful old houses.

Due to its location and favorable climate, Fort Myers provides Spring Training for a few Major League Baseball teams. It also has a Minor League home team. There is winter minor league hockey in Estero, 20 minutes south.

The area is replete with boating activities. Saltwater canals, refreshed from the tidal flows into the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River from the Gulf of Mexico, are all along its river and bay shorelines. Great fishing can be experienced in the abundant back bay areas or offshore in the Gulf. These waters, with their associated tributaries and estuaries are also great for wildlife viewing and photographic expeditions. Several local islands, which can be reached only by boat, offer a day at the beach in solitary comfort.

The Intracoastal Waterway runs through the bays which border the Fort Myers shoreline and memorable vacation trips up and down the coastline are possible for even smaller boats. There is also an Intracoastal Waterway running through the Caloosahatchee River allowing travel from the East Coast at Stuart through Lake Okeechobee and past Fort Myers to the Gulf of Mexico. It also intersects with the Gulf and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways.

The Southwest Florida International Airport is 15 minutes southeast of the city. Eco parks abound with the Orange River area, east of Fort Myers, providing manatees and other exotics.

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Chamber of Commerce serving Fort Myers

 

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