To make your upcoming vacation or trip to Southwest Florida a memorable one, here some information about Cape Coral.
At 100 sq mi and nearly 190,000 permanent residents, one of the youngest and fastest growing cities un the U.S.
Cape Coral is called, waterfront wonderland, and came to life in the late 1950s. The Rosen brothers developed the area and created communities with hundreds of miles of canals, making the “Cape” as it is referred to by the locals a true waterfront paradise.
Cape Coral offers a wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities. You will find most of them along Del Prado Blvd., Pine Island Road, and Cape Coral Pkwy.
Children / Youth:
Cape Coral Golfing
Coral Oaks Golf Course: Is an 18-hole, Arthur Hills designed, championship course built within a century old oak hammock. The course boasts large TifEagle greens, contoured fairways, and rich natural surroundings. The 8 lakes and 37 bunkers on the course add to its allure and make it entertaining and challenging for golfers of all skill levels.
Nature lovers will enjoy the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve with kayak rentals.
One of the most famous and largest events in Cape Coral and Florida, is the Cape Coral Oktoberfest, which take place on two weekends in October. Everyone is welcome for fun in the sun on the German American Social Club´s fairground. German beer and Bavarian specialties are served to around 30,000 visitors each weekend. For children are play grounds / booths and rides available as well. Family Fun German style at it´s best.
Burrowing Owl´s in Cape Coral:
At only 5-8.5 ounces and 7.5-11 inches tall, the Burrowing Owl is one of the smallest of all the owls, and of the 171 species of owls worldwide, the only owl that lives underground. Unlike the Western species of the Burrowing Owl (athene cunicularia hypugaea) that lives in abandoned prairie dog burrows, here in Florida our Burrowing Owls dig their own burrows. Cape Coral has upwards of 2500 burrows within the City limits, but not all of them are actively being used by owls.
Bald Eagle in Cape Coral & Eagle live Cam
Good management practices here in Cape Coral are most likely the reason for the fact that there are about 17 Bald Eagle nests found in the City. The most popular Bald Eagle location in Cape Coral is at the BMX Park off Skyline Blvd. The nest behind the park has been at the same location for over 40 years. From October 1st through May 15th the Bald Eagles mating season can be observed. This nest has successfully produced young nearly every year. Cape Coral law states that no person shall be permitted within 150 feet of the base of any tree which is occupied by an eagle or an eagle’s nest, or beyond the edge of the nearest street to the tree, whichever is the greater distance, during eagle nesting season or until all young eagles have successfully fledged.