Naples

Naples is the western gateway to the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, as well as a sweep of coastline that includes sparkling beaches and the Ten Thousand Islands. Hikes here tend towards boardwalks or full-out swamp walks, sloshing through crystal-clear rainfall on backcountry trails. This is one of the more interesting regions for hiking and paddling in Florida, with extreme, sometimes jungle-like ecosystems to be explored.

Nearby: Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park. Estero, Everglades City, Fort Myers.