Thanksgiving hiking options: Give Wild Turkey Strand Preserve a try – News-Press

Movies? Bike ride? Turkey Trot? Couch potato?
There are a plethora of options for entertainment and exercise before or after you gather at the table for the biggest meal of the year.
And of course, you can always not move at all and watch football all day.
But if you are in the group of people that like to check the “go for a hike” box on Thanksgiving Day, we recommend checking out the appropriately named Wild Turkey Strand Preserve in Fort Myers.
The preserve recently opened again after being closed due to Hurricane Ian’s impact on the region.
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Here’s what you need to know:
11901 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Fort Myers.
The preserve is located just south of Lehigh Acres on the west side of State Road 82.
Dawn to dusk.
1.8 miles (loop).
Note: Only 0;7 of a mile is ADA-accessible (western section).
Here is the link
The land within this preserve was formerly used as part of the Buckingham Army Air Field, a U.S. military training base between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. Some structures from the airfield remain onsite, including two munitions building. Interpretive panels are displayed along the Gunner’s Trail for visitors.