|Koreshan State Historic Site|
My friends and I went camping over Memorial Day Weekend in my friend's RV. It was my first time camping in a RV. Also, Nadia did not go this time. She was having her own fun over at her Dad's house with his family.
We had actually been planning this weekend for a while. My friends and I have been wanting to try the Murder Mystery Dinner Train Ride in Ft. Myers, FL. So we decided to camp in the area and make a long weekend out of it. When my friend Ted, told us we were camping at the Koreshan State Park, I had wondered, "what kind of a place is this?". Well I will tell you right now, It was GREAT!! It was down right beautiful.
The camping area was clean. Canoe Rentals available. We brought our bikes and were able to ride through the park, to the historic site, and to the food store.
When we rode over to the Historic Site, I did not realize how huge it would be. They actually had the homes on site. The rangers give tours at certain times of day. For a small donation you can purchase a booklet on the Koreshan Unity Settlement and a Self-Guided Tour of the Gardens booklet.
Here is what you can see at the Historical Site:
|Hedwig Michel Memorial|
Before the Tamiami Trail was built, the only entrance to the Settlement was from the Estero River at the Bamboo Landing.
On Sunday morning, we went canoeing on the Estero River. It was a nice paddle, past a nice mobile home park, three story homes, one story homes, resorts, and just nature. Our goal was to try to get to the Gulf of Mexico, but we were not sure how much further it would be. We needed to head back to camp to get ready for the Dinner Train.
Monday morning, we went hiking before it was time to roll out and head home.