The Gordon River Greenway - a Nature Lover’s Paradise in the Heart of Urban Naples


People flock to Naples because it delivers a nature lover’s paradise. Naples has grown exponentially over the years, but residents have assured that the original beauty of the area prevails. One of the best places to indulge in Southwest Florida’s natural allure is along the Gordon River Greenway, located in the heart of Naples. Here are four reasons why Naples residents are ecstatic about the Greenway:

Natural Beauty

The Gordon River Greenway allows access to a truly unspoiled natural haven in urban Naples. It meanders two and a half miles through 140 acres of mangroves, native plants, and wildlife. Birders, photographers, and nature artists are often seen taking advantage of the wildlife viewing stations, where you may catch a glimpse of alligators, bobcats, otters, herons, ibis, woodpeckers, tortoises, or even a bald eagle.


Twelve-foot pathways and ten-foot wide elevated boardwalks and bridges provide the ideal outdoor setting for walking, off-path hiking, jogging, biking, or skating. Kayaking and canoeing launches provide access to an even closer glimpse of what natural Florida has to offer. Baker Park, along the Gordon River Greenway path, boasts a stationary outdoor fitness equipment area.

Easily Accessible

Open every day from 6:30 A.M. until 10:00 P.M., the Greenway is easily accessible from Golden Gate Parkway, the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road, or Central Avenue. Pathways are suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, and those on foot, bike, or skates.

Family and Pet Friendly

With picnic shelters and even grills along the path, families can fill a day with an outing to the Gordon River Greenway. A playground and restroom facilities are located at the Naples Zoo entrance, providing the perfect location to begin or end the day for a family with small children. Leashed pets are welcome along the path, which conveniently connects to the Naples Dog Park.

If you are planning to move to Naples, and want to enjoy a pristine urban beach town that also showcases the natural beauty of Old Florida, please contact Gulf Coast International Properties today. It would be a joy to participate in your real estate journey.



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