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Estero is no longer the tangled jungle of vegetation it was when Cyrus Teed started his utopian community along the river at Koreshan.
It still has small pockets of “Old Florida” along the river, as well as access to large swaths of public land preserving where the waters meet the bay.
Trails and Parks near Estero
At the Koreshan Unity in Estero, Florida, a group of believers gathered in 1894 to build their paradise. It is now a National Historic Site and a Florida State Park. Walk the trails and streets of “New Jerusalem” to learn its story.