There’s a reason Southwest Florida is known as the “Paradise Coast.” With tropical palm trees, white-sand beaches, and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico – the only way to truly describe this area is “paradise.”
One of the best ways to enjoy this area is to walk along — or through — its natural beauty. Whether you’re starting the day with a sunrise walk, enjoying the sunshine after a busy day, or walking your best furry friend at twilight – many people make walking a daily routine.
If you’re looking for a new place to stroll, here are the Best Naples Walking Trails for you to Enjoy on Florida’s Paradise Coast.
Beach Walkway / Naples Pier
One of the most popular Naples walking trails is the Walkway along Naples Beach. This trail starts on 12th Avenue South and ends on the famous Naples Pier in the Gulf of Mexico. This leisurely trail is an ideal walk for those looking to relax and enjoy a peaceful stroll along the water. Start this scenic beach trail near Downtown Naples and experience spectacular waterfront sunsets as you listen to the relaxing sounds of gentle waves and feel the fresh breezes off the Gulf.
Gordon River Greenway Park
For those looking for a more wooded and natural trail, Gordon River Greenway Park is a gorgeous trail along the Gordon River, just north of downtown. This wetland conservation area is home to Florida wildlife and stunning greenery that locals and visitors alike love to photograph.
Visitors to the park will enjoy paved paths, mulched walkways, boardwalks over the river, and off-roading. If you’re interested in switching up your mode of transportation, take a kayak or canoe to one of the many entrances to experience a peaceful ride down the river.
Naples Botanical Garden
For those looking for a scenic trail, how about thinking out of the box and heading to the Naples Botanical Garden. Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class paradise that features plants from around the world with two walking trails around the park.
The first path is the Smith Uplands Trail, which is a half-mile loop around upland-native flowers and greenery. The second path is the waterfront Paved Lake Trail. This one-mile loop surrounds Lake Tupke and showcases stunning flowers, greenery and wildlife. Next time you want to get your steps in, head to Naples Botanical Garden and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of one of Naples’ most beautiful destinations.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is the perfect combination of a dense mangrove forest and one of the best beaches in the area. This sub-tropical park is the perfect place to start the day with a walk or hike through the forest and end it watching the setting sun on the sugar sand of Delnor-Wiggins beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
This unique path has an observation tower a third of a mile into the hike where participants can climb up for a scenic overlook. If you’re patient, you may even see gopher tortoises crossing the paths and enjoying a mid-day stroll.
Live at Quattro at Naples Square
For those who want to live an active lifestyle on the Paradise Coast, Quattro at Naples Square is the perfect place to call home. Quattro at Naples Square is the fourth and final residential condominium in Naples Square and is within walking distance to luxurious shops and award-winning restaurants.
Quattro at Naples Square is also just a short drive to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the previously mentioned trails, paths, and destinations so you can truly step into a life of luxury in Southwest Florida.
For continuing your luxurious lifestyle, Quattro is designed with resort-style amenities such as a pool with an oversized deck, chaise lounges, hot tub, grilling areas, fire pit and more, for residents to enjoy every single day.
Not to mention Quattro features spacious residences ranging from more than 2,000 to over 3,400 square feet so owners will be able to enjoy generously sized living in one-of-a-kind floorplans all located within Downtown Naples.
With just 3 residences remaining, run — don’t walk — to Quattro at Naples Square. Interest remains high because its location is so close to the beautiful nature trails – among other exciting destinations. For more information, visit naplessquare.com or call the sales office at 239.228.5800.