If you're looking for a great way to explore the outdoors near Cape Coral, Florida, then you should definitely consider taking a tour of the area's multi-purpose trails. From walking and biking to running and other activities, these trails offer something for everyone. One of the most popular stops along the way is Matheson Hammock Park, a local gem that boasts a stunning view of the Miami skyline, an artificial atoll for swimming, plenty of shade, and a marina. Inside the park is Red Fish Grill, a seafood restaurant housed in a historic coral rock building.
You can extend your tour by cycling along the park's roads. However, if you're looking to explore Fairchild Tropical Garden, which features a rainforest and exotic plants from around the world, you'll have to leave your bike behind as biking is not allowed on its grounds. In May, Cape Coral Hospital will be hosting a meeting of the Florida Greenways Foundation & Trails. Additionally, Sanibel Island only allows class I e-bikes on its trails; these are defined as “an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the cyclist is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when the e-bike reaches a speed of 20 miles per hour.” Fortunately, there are initiatives in place to make conditions safer for pedestrians and other non-motorists.
For example, the Bike-Ped Master Plan for Cape Coral is helping to create safer conditions for cyclists and pedestrians alike.