A new nature walk has opened up near Saint James City. Apparently, the land was acquired by Lee County previously, and now the site has been renovated for public access. The nice thing about Pine Island is that land preservation is taken seriously. If you're looking for an easy walk through the indigenous plant and trees of the area, this is a nice place to visit.
For more information about the park, please click here.
We fished with Captain Charles Epranian of Fish Pine Island Sound. We fished back in J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and caught plenty of sheep heads and red fish
We capped off the day with dinner at our favorite restaurant on Pine Island, the Tarpon Lodge. We enjoyed another amazing sunset and meal; you must visit the Tarpon Lodge when on Pine Island or the surrounding area.
The Saint Jude Trail is part of the Calusa land trust and its a nice 2 mile walk through the unspoiled land of Pine Island.
Trail and Location map
If you're looking for fresh shellfish, look no further than the end of Palm Ave in Saint James City. There is a small commercial fishing dock there where you can get fresh seafood right of the boat.
Saint James Fish House
Jen & Tim
When not visiting their home on Pine Island, Florida, Jen and Tim live on Long Island. This page is a journal of their explorations of Southwest Florida, including Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva.