From the town of Naples head east on highway 41, also known as Tamiami Trail, for roughly ten miles. Just past Collier Seminole State Park, enter Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and look for a parking lot on the right for the Marsh Trail.
A great blue heron sees its reflection in the still marsh waters along the Marsh Trail in Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. On winter mornings, this marsh is an excellent place to find a variety of wading birds who migrate in for the winter season. The still glass-like water is great for capturing reflections and often illuminates the warm colors of the pre-dawn alpenglow.