If you have not ventured to east of Naples to check out Corkscrew swamp, you should make it a goal for this winter. To take full advantage of the 1 1/2 drive south, you can grab a great dinner in downtown Naples after your hike.
The center makes touring very easy as it is all on a boardwalk over the swamp. The employees will set up stations along the way with telescopes so that it is easy to see the wildlife. And, although you are mostly on the boardwalk, we found that is was possible to get away from other people and really enjoy the quiet and being with nature.
Note: Do not attempt to tie red bows on actual alligators!