Sunday, December 18, 2011

Eagle Lakes Community Park in Naples

About ten miles from the Neapolitan Cove RV park, which is on the south side of Naples off Tamiami Trail (highway 41 S.) there is a community park called Eagles Lakes. It's got the usual softball fields, picnic areas and tennis courts, etc. And then, it's got this:

There is some incredible biking/walking/hiking on the back side of the park. A 2.5 nature trail is yours for the walking along with a one mile paved trail as well...nice wide paths for riding a bike, so that's what Sparky did today...There are benches along the trails, and even a gazebo to stop and look out over the marshes. It was beautiful!

Here is the view from beyond the gazebo platform.....
We're really getting our exercise! From biking from Neapolitan Cove RV park to the middle of old town Naples and back is 7 miles, from Neapolitan Cove to Eagle Lakes Community Park is about ten miles. Between the two, we're hitting the roads every day on our bikes, heading either to the Naples Pier to dolphin watch, or out to the Eagles Lake or Sugden Park to bird watch. Naples is a VERY bike friendly town. You can count on wide sidewalks just about everywhere you go to get around town on a bike and if you'd rather not be on the sidewalk, there are designated bike lanes on the roadways. It's a great way to stay in shape and we're workin' it!


  1. Beautiful Park!!

    Wish more cities would find a way to be more bike friendly. It is such a wonderful way to see the world ;o))

    We may need to check out that area as a winter retreat!!!

  2. Sounds like a great area for biking. Too bad it's so expensive to stay there.

  3. What Jim and Gayle said!
    What's the closest state park? Wonder if I could bike from there?

  4. Collier State Park, it's a LOT of miles but you could bike straight in from the state park. No idea how many! But you're up to it, I'm sure! :-)