Rock Lake Resort: Located just 3/4 mile east of downtown Fort Myers, Florida, the historic Rock Lake Motel is a charming vacation resort. Originally constructed in 1946/1947 by James Morre, the circular lake was formed using coral rock from the site. The 9 cottages (with 18 units) built around the circular lake all have sitting porches to enjoy the view. Dolphins decorate the edge of the lake, shooting water gracefully into the air. Behind the cottages, Billy Creek offers a chance to canoe or kayak or even take a small motor boat out to the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers, dubbed the City of Palms after the miles of royal palms planted along both sides of McGregor Blvd., First St. & Palm Beach Blvd. is a regional center for culture in Lee Country.