Friday, December 4, 2020

Visit Everglades City on March 10

Historic Everglades City is buzzing on Saturday, March 10, with something for everyone.

Art-in-the-Glades opens at 10:00 a.m. in McLeod Park (next to City Hall on the Circle) where the playground is a diversion for kiddies while adults browse among arts & craft stalls. Live music will entertain all ages. For information, phone 695-2905.

Then, at 1:00 p.m. the Everglades Homes Tour starts. You can visit historic private houses, open to the public especially for this event. Included are some of oldest buildings in Collier County, dating from the early 1920s when Everglades City was the county seat and headquarters for the completion of the Tamiami Trail. For tickets, seewww.evergladeshistorical.org.

Finally, sail away at 3:00 p.m. to another historic site, Fakatachee Island where pioneering families farmed and fished. There was even a school in 1910. The specially chartered boat takes you to the island and a guided walk leads up to the ancient cemetery on top of the shell mound. Along the way, you’ll see rare plants on this terrain not inhabited for at least 50 years. For reservations, see www.orchidswamp.org.

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