Seeing birds, like this heron, is one of the all-natural thrills of the trip. The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park offers guided canoe trips on the Blackwater River several times each week. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Collier County is known for many things. The area is a golf mecca, a shopping destination, and a gourmet restaurant lover’s delight. The beaches of Naples and Marco Island are world-class.
But there is another side to Collier County, one that even many who have lived here for decades never experience.
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