Create New Traditions This Thanksgiving

@Erin Outdoors

Put down the turkey and the butter tarts. When Canadian Thanksgiving arrives in October, make this your year to create new memories and even build new traditions for the holiday.

Early human snowbirds have long known that autumn is a delightful time to visit The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. And this year, even travelers who might have come only for a short visit are tempted to stick around longer. After all, chasing sunshine and collecting seashells sounds like a pretty good way to spend the cooler months!

October kicks off-peak farmers market season. Taste locally grown produce, artisan breads, and other homegrown goods at Local Roots Farmers Markets and find other markets throughout the region right here.

As you explore more outdoors, you’ll discover plenty of things to be thankful for on our beaches, islands, and neighborhoods. From migrating birds that first start arriving in October to the start of stone crab season, your Thanksgiving will be full of wonder.

Fall is also festival season. Feel the energy as special events return to our shores, like Cape Coral’s highly anticipated Oktoberfest and other open-air occasions. Check out more fall happenings right here.  

Once you arrive on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, the choices of where to stay and what to do are endless. October is a perfect month to secure great savings and extra amenities on beachfront resorts, condos and cottages, and vacation rentals. Click here for the latest deals.

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