Getting Fit Outdoors in Lee County

In Southwest Florida, we are fortunate to have a climate and environment that allows for year-round outdoor activities. The Healthy Lee Coalition encourages you and your family to stay as active as possible, while enjoying the beauty that Lee County has to offer.

From mile-long walks on paved nature paths to guided kayaking and canoeing tours through some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches and ecological preserves, Lee County has many outdoor attractions to help families stay active together.

Located in beautiful Southwest Florida, Lee County offers a variety of healthy ways to enjoy the great outdoors in great weather. Research shows that getting children outdoors helps prevent obesity, diabetes, attention-deficit disorder and other growing problems among our youth today.

Here are some of Lee County’s best bets for walking, running, biking, kayaking, and other outdoor ideas to keep your family moving:

In Lee County there is a park for every activity. Whether you’re bringing your family, friends, or even your dog, there is a public park in our community that can meet your needs. Here are links to some of Lee County’s most popular parks, offering everything from waterways to challenging trails for fitness and fun.


And don’t forget our award-winning beaches, which offer families the opportunity to walk, run, bike or kayak along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! Water sports such as paddleboarding have become a popular form of exercise in Southwest Florida, helping to strengthen muscles, as well as to develop balance and coordination.



Golfing is a great source of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance and coordination. You don’t have to drive far to find a great course! Golfing is Southwest Florida is home to some of the nation’s top golf courses and resorts.