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Explore the Natural Side of Cape Coral by Kayak

Kayaking at Eco ParkThe Kayak Shack at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is currently open for adventure and the weather is perfect for spending some time outdoors. From now until May 24, 2015, you can rent a single or tandem kayak on the weekends and paddle away the stress of the outside world in this beautiful mangrove preserve. Paddle quietly though mangrove tunnels to the portage trail where you can stop for a picnic lunch at the Eagle Scout picnic area and then continue on the other side of the 800 foot portage if you so choose.

You may encounter a variety of bird species, turtles, raccoons, otters, sting rays, manatees and occasionally bottlenose dolphin in the river. This outing is perfect for anyone interested in exploring rich, natural areas of southwest Florida. There are many little fingers to investigate off the main trail and after the portage, or you can paddle to the river and explore the shorelines. 

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the East End of 23rd Terrace. The shack is open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last kayak rentals available at 2:00 p.m.  Single kayak rentals are $30/four hours or $20/two hours and tandem kayaks are $45/four hours; $30/ two hours. For more information, call the Kayak Shack during weekend hours at (239) 574-7395 or Rotary Park (Environmental Recreation) during the week at (239) 549-4606.