Volunteer guide Candace Bess talks natural history. 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.
Related Stories for A paddle on the wild side: Canoe through…