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Times of the Islands Magazine

Times of the Islands: March/April 2018 Issue


The ocean, the Gulf, rivers and lakes-this is where we long to be, or at least to be near. We'll bring you all things water related, from boating to fishing to seafood. So plan on curling up with our March/April issue and letting thoughts of ocean breezes inspire you.

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Useppa now The island has been a home for the Calusa a fishing resort and a getaway for the rich and famous Photo courtesy of Nick Adams

The Silence of Useppa: Evoking 10,000 Years of History

Useppa is a place of silence, evoking not only the recent past but also the distant past—eons before Europeans first ventured here in the 16th century. Read More » 


Lake Lure Photo courtesy of visitnccom

Mountain Lakes of the Southeast

You don’t have to go far for majestic mountain water views. Read More » 


The island offers 9 miles of beautiful beaches

Cayo Costa, Turtle Beach Enjoyable All Year Long

There are a few area campgrounds that offer a chance to camp by the beach, an activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Read More » 


Water lilies float in the heart of Naples Botanical Garden Photo courtesy of Naples Botanical Garden

Water Gardens Delight and Soothe

Fort Myers, Naples and Sarasota have notable water gardens, each offering its own unique experience. Read More » 


The day dawns at the BabcockWebb Wildlife Management Area Photo by William R Cox

Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area: an outstanding local resource for outdoor recreation

Today the Babcock/Webb WMA encompasses 67,758 acres. This large property is a mosaic of many different native habitats, including the 395-acre Webb Lake and six artificial ponds. Read More » 


Photo courtesy of SCCF

Travel ‘Back in Time’ on SCCF Cruise Up the Caloosahatchee

While not exactly the small steam launch in the 1951 Bogart and Hepburn classic film The African Queen, it's still a leisurely drift up SWFL's most significant river, the Caloosahatchee. Read More »