Fort Myers Area
Fort Myers is a large metropolitan area lying mostly to the east of the Caloosahatchee River. Cape Coral lies to the west. The barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva lie just across San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound.
The Edison Ford Estates on the southeastern shore of Caloosahatchee River area is part of most Friendship Force itineraries. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Henry Ford mass produced the automobile.
Echo is all about reducing world hunger through developing and disseminating sustainable farming practices. On a tour you will find demonstrations, plants, and techniques useful to farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries and learn all about ECHO's mission of helping the poor help themselves.
Get as close to alligators as you dare while hiking, kayaking or driving through the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Combining wildlife viewing with a picnic on Bowman's Beach makes a nice day trip.
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