Why Naples Beaches are the Best in the World

The beaches in Florida are among the most beautiful in the United States. Visitors and locals alike have many options when it comes to the Florida coastline. But anyone who skips a trip to Naples in favor of one of the other local beaches is missing out. That's because Naples is home to the best [...]

5 Tips to Help You Learn How to Paddleboard

Have you ever dreamed of walking on water, being able to glide effortlessly across a smooth marble surface? While we can't exactly tell you how to literally walk on water, stand up paddle boarding could be the closest you might ever come to walking on water. And learning how to paddleboard is as easy as taking [...]

The Many Benefits of Kayaking

Now that the weather has warmed up, it is time to take your exercise routine outside. Kayaking is a great way to exercise while enjoying all the scenic beauty of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park - here are a few of the many benefits of kayaking: Kayaking Tones the Stomach Paddling a kayak through the water [...]

The Wonderful World of Birdlife and Photo Ops

Did you know that Naples is right in the path of a flyway for bird migration that is one of the most widely-traveled by birdlife worldwide? And, that makes it a major rest stop for migrating birds of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. Well, sure, that means that the winter months are perfect for seeing [...]

Bachelor or Bachelorette Party in a Naples State Park

Yes, you read that right. Not a title you might expect related to a state park or beach location, but take a moment to hear us out :-) The Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples is well known an ideal spot for weddings, but it can also be a great choice for a bachelor or [...]

When a Bird in the Bush is Worth More than One in Your Hand

Contrary to the old saying about our feathered friends, you’ll find that some of nature’s best treats are those birds you will find only out in the wild. In fact, serious birders find a great thrill in locating and identifying rare birds in the wild. For those enthusiasts, few places provide as much excitement as [...]

Naples in January is for the Snowbirds, Literally

Visitors who enjoy Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park for the first time are enthralled by the abundant wildlife they encounter, particularly by the winged creatures who make this beautiful habitat their permanent or migratory home such as snowbirds. Some visitors even take up a new interest in bird watching after just one visit. It so happens [...]

Beat Holiday Doldrums with A Canoeing or Kayaking Adventure

If your family is like most, then the newness of Christmas toys disappears very fast. Therefore, before everyone gets busy with complicated post-holiday schedules, plan a canoeing trip to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Even though you may have to bundle up a little, your family will be building memories to last a lifetime. Reconnecting with [...]

Anxiously Awaiting the West Indian Manatees Return

Everyone is anxiously scanning the waters near Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park for the first glimpse of our returning West Indian manatees. They usually make their yearly appearance as the water in other areas begins to cool. They should not be confused with the Florida manatee that lives in the Everglades year-round. Many people think that [...]

Taking Dramatic Photos at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Renting a canoe or a kayak and taking dramatic photos at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a great way to spend a glorious day. The mangrove forests serve as home to many types of birds and animals that are perfect for capturing on film. As you move along the shore, you can capture dramatic shots of [...]