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Nature, Gator Bites and Shakes: Everglades City, FL

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

Everglades City is a great destination for nature lovers or those looking for a place to stop to grab a bite and stretch your legs.

The fishing village of Everglades City is located about 62 miles from Fort Myers, Fl, and currently has a population of just over 400 people year round. It was established in 1923 and was the first town in Collier County. It's located on a small island that is popular for its proximity to the paddling trails of Ten Thousand Islands, in addition to the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve and the Fakahatchee Strand State Park.

Everglades City boasts a museum that showcases the rich history of Everglades City, from its beginnings with the Native American Indians and the first settlement after the Civil War to present day.

There are several places to eat around town. Our favourite is Cammelia Street Grill. Not only does it look like a laid back place with a bohemian vibe, but it has a great view and delicious, quintessential dishes like fried green tomatoes and gator bites. They also serve healthy salads and decadent milk shakes - like the key lime milkshake that contains a slice of key lime pie.

Photographers can find great views along the beautiful, rural country roads. Overall, this is a great location for day trip or destination for nature adventurists.

If you are interested in other places to visit near here, check out my other SWFL posts:

Pizza and Ave Maria, FL

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