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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600
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Peaceful Morning in Paradise

Although Southwest Florida is famous for white sandy beaches and fun shelling, Six Mile Cypress Slough offers a different view of our tropical paradise. A hike through the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although Southwest Florida is famous for white sandy beaches and fun shelling, Six Mile Cypress Slough offers a different view of our tropical paradise. A hike through the slough offers several miles of boardwalk that extends out over the dense cypress swamp. One can enjoy bird watching, searching for rare epiphytes, photographing points of interest or any number of nature... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brother's family and I went here for something to do and get a little exercise since they said trails. We didn't expect much but we're surprised and actually spent a few hours there. You have to pay for parking ($1. An hr/$5.) but it includes admission into the museum and center and trails. Seems to be wheelchair accessible and bathrooms... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had plans for a different stop but missed the exit so we decided to stop here. Glad we did. We were on a time crunch so we only had 1 hour to walk through the area. Would recommend a couple of hours to walk at a leisurely pace. Only downfall was people who can't read...keep your young children under control... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This nature walk is awesome! The variety of wild birds is great. We have seen: snakes curled up in the bark of trees, wild boar, alligators, and sooo many birds. There are different spots to read information about nature, animals, etc. I go as often as I can. I love it!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy walking tour on boardwalks through the natural beauty of wetland and upland ecosystems. Go with a guide and learn many facts about the slough (slew). I loved sitting by the lake just before sunset to watch hundreds of birds land in the trees to roost for the night. It was magical. I would recommend a visit to Six Mike... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For just a dollar for an hour of parking it's a great preserve to walk through with a boardwalk. We have seen alligators and a wide variety of birds. With critters in their natural habitat you just never know who's going to show. I'd recommend paying for two hours in case you get caught up in watching nature.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always bring out of town guests for a nature walk at 6 Mile Cypress Slough. Love it year around! It has a great boardwalk, several covered shady areas. It's easy to imagine you are out in the wild instead of right in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see location, we saw a huge variety of birds, snakes, turtles and alligators all in their natural environment.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing preserve. We spent about an hour and a half, taking our time and getting lots of pictures. We saw alligators, a rat snake, and lots of birds. It is an easy walk and a very beautiful wetland preserve.

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Zieglersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very adult and kid friendly place where you can walk on boardwalks to see a variety of birds and trees, and perhaps other wildlife if you look closely. It is well laid out, and includes viewing stops with information as to what you might see. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice way to get out of the... More 

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