Attractions Near RiverBend Motorcoach Resort
RiverBend Motorcoach Resort offers our guests a beautiful and serene homebase from which to enjoy the many recreational activities spanning the area. Onsite, guests are able to get their fill of merriment and relaxation with our scheduled Activities or Resort Amenities. But we understand that now and again, our guests wish to scout out the fun that lays beyond the resort. These businesses may be owned, operated, and/or affiliated with RiverBend Lot Owners.
The Caloosahatchee River, Florida’s intercoastal waterway, sets the stage for avid boaters to access the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Okeechobee, and the Atlantic Ocean. And beyond is a treasure of recreational activities and entertainment to explore. From sanctuaries and safaris to theaters and museums, there’s something to pique the interest of every personality. And don’t forget, there are two airports located nearby… Southwest Florida International Airport and Punta Gorda Airport. This convenience makes it an easy drive when friends and family come to visit.
Located about 30 minutes east of Naples, FL, visitors can journey into the thick of the Florida Everglades ecosystem. Throughout the year wildlife lovers can observe hundreds of alligators, white-tailed deer, otters, red-bellied turtles, and birds of all varieties. It’s a wildlife photographer’s dream!
Immerse yourself even deeper into Florida’s ecological system. Choose the tour that suits you – buggy ride, walking, group, and more. You get to view wildlife in their natural habitat and discover the heartbeat of Florida.
Barron Park House Gallery showcases local visual, literary, and performing art in various mediums. Patrons can peruse the current exhibit with the opportunity to purchase unique artistic gifts. The gallery is open for all artists to submit requests to display their own art. They also post monthly art challenges on their website to invigorate your creative side.
This is a family-owned farm that has been around for many years. Today about 50,000 blueberry bushes are cultivated and thriving on their farm with plans to plant another near 10k bushes! Blueberry picking usually begins around the first part of March and the farm’s hours run from 9:00am to 2:00pm. You can follow them on Facebook to get updates on the picking season.
Nestled right next to the Caloosahatchee River, you’ll be surrounded by live oak, southern oak, and water oak trees. Boaters can use the dock to access the river. Park goers can use the small pavilion and grill to picnic, while children have fun on the playground.
Tour the home of Captain Francis Hendry, LaBelle’s founder and the country’s namesake. Francis Asbury Hendry was a Florida rancher and politician prior to holding the position of an officer in the Confederate State Army during the American Civil War. Post-war he continued his political career in the Florida Senate. Located at 512 Fraser Avenue in LaBelle, you can stop by the house to pay a small fee for a tour. Call (863) 674-4041.
Eco Endeavors is a local travel agency specializing in connecting travelers with tour operators. They’re committed to working only with those who operate in accordance with safe and responsible environmental practices when exploring the natural areas in and around Florida. Tours include dolphin and shelling, private sailing charters, fishing charters, custom tours, and shared & private tours.
Experience the Everglades by going on a safari adventure! Departing from various locations throughout southern Florida, each tour offers in-depth, naturalist-guided full or half day trips into Florida’s majestic Everglades. Every day-long tour also includes scenic boat cruises, lunch, airboat tours, and more. A truly memorable experience!
Offering theater lovers a true community theater experience, Firehouse Community Theatre has been operating for over 30 years and is 100% volunteer staffed from community locals. If theater is in your blood, you can volunteer too! Visit the website for volunteer opportunities, current productions, and to buy tickets.
Face the big boys of Florida on a Gatorventure at Gatorama Inc.! Gatorama features live alligator and crocodile feed shows along with many other animals. In August, guests can take part in a unique experience during their annual Hatching Festival where you can hold a hatchling, watch it emerge, then place the new baby in the nursery.
If you have a sweet tooth, stop by here where you’ll find many varieties of locally produced honey and honey products. Their store carries bee supplies, bees wax, candles, candy, and free samples to boot. Enjoy the sweet life at Harold P. Curtis Honey Co.
Enjoy an farmers market selling seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables in bulk. It is a wholesale market owned and operated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The LaBelle Chapter 144 of the national non-profit organization “Disabled American Veterans” has owned & operated the Labelle Flea Market for over 30 years. Proudly volunteering our time, we’re happy to provide to the community a flea market that offers a variety of eats, treats, and other goods and products. 100% of the money donated by vendors (for their spots to sell) goes to help local veterans in need. The market opens at 7:00am and closes at 2:00pm.
Take in local entertainment at the venue at Mudge Ranch. LaBelle Entertainment brings in the area’s top local entertainment and artists for you to enjoy. They book the bands and you don’t have to travel far! Visit the website to purchase tickets.
LaBelle Heritage Museum houses an amazing collection of local documents, artifacts, fossils, pictures, and newspapers. The museum sponsors The Old Timers Dinner & LaBelle Heritage Museum Gala in February, as well as the Swamp Cabbage Festival that lands on the last full weekend of February.
This nine-acre peninsula located in the city of LaBelle truly captures the spirit of the past and what Florida lands were like before settlers arrived. Nature lovers can walk along a mile of interconnected walking paths. The park is open from dawn to dusk and connects to the historic Captain Hendry House where guests can pay a small fee to tour the home and take in some of the area’s history.
You’ll find plenty of excellent boating, fishing, and trails at Lake Okeechobee. It is the 2nd largest freshwater lake that is entirely inside the U.S. boundaries. Contained by the Herbert Hoover Dike built in 1928, the rich earth that surrounds it supports a lucrative sugarcane industry. In Clewiston, FL on the southern shore, tourists can do the Sugarland Tour (Click Here) or visit the Clewiston Museum (Click Here) in the old jail and police station.
This quaint little shop touches the vintage soul. You’ll find all sorts of fun and interesting finds – antiques, décor, furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, accessories, and much more. Open from 10:30am to 5:00pm on Tuesday through Saturday.
With many miles of open forest roads for biking and hiking, wildlife lovers can gaze on endangered and threatened species like a Florida panther, Florida black bear, sandhill crane, wood stork, or the gopher tortoise. Fishing locales are plentiful and accessible by vehicle, although hidden areas can be found on foot for a more secluded fishing experience. There are also picnic areas and leashed pets are permitted.
Step back in time more than 3,000 years ago in the ranchlands of Glades County. Hike the lands and explore this important archaeological site. Picnic pavilions and playground equipment are located at the trail head.
Indulge in culinary delights, go out for a night of dancing, or wager your luck in their high-energy casino. As one of SW Florida’s #1 entertainment destinations, it offers many amenities for the utmost comfort, a pool for guests, and catering is available at their event center. Whether for business or pleasure, you’ll find what you need.
One of 5 locks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam is located on the Caloosahatchee River. This lock is where the fresh water of the Caloosahatchee River is artificially separated from the salt water of the estuary. Hours of operation are from 7:00am to 5:00pm, last lockage begins at 4:30pm.