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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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Great hiking trails

This is an awesome place to spend a few hours. The trails are beautiful and marked very well. We saw a bald eagle and a few alligators.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Milton, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place to spend a few hours. The trails are beautiful and marked very well. We saw a bald eagle and a few alligators.

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Windsor, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As a break from the beach we decided to check out another park, and it was absolutely beautiful. The kids (11, 8 and 1) enjoyed walking down the boardwalks and watching the wildlife. The volunteers were excellent and informative, pointing out birds and telling us about them. I can't believe the only fee is the $2 for parking.

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manhattan il
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Incredible place for wildlife viewing -- must have seen over 50 alligators on our trip!! A wonderful pace to get away from it all.

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Haverhill, New Hampshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The only fee is for parking- not admission. The fee was cheap. It is a mile plus of raised boardwalks from which you observe the wildlife. It took us two hours and we hurried a bit at the end. Wildlife that we saw included egrets, herons, anhingas, alligators, turtles, wild pigs, wood ducks, a pileated woodpecker, Carolina Wren, and a... More 

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Martell
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Six Mile Slough is simply fantastic. The only cost is a $1 per hour for parking and two/three hours is sufficient for a complete tour. They offer free guided tours that take you on a very stable wooden elevated walkway through the swamp/slough...either 3/4 or 1 1/2 mile. You will see hundreds of birds, some alligators, turtles and even... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a nice place to wander among the cypress trees. The elevated boardwalk makes it easy to walk in this quiet environment. We were there in the afternoon saw a limited amount of animals but still enjoyed our visit.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Having grown up in farm country surrounded by wilderness, the residential jungle of Cape Coral/Fort Myers sometimes leaves me with a longing for the wilderness. In this area, there are not many places to go to satisfy that longing. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a magical place at least to me. Not only is it beautiful with an incredible... More 

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Dripping Springs, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Boardwalk provides an intimate look into a Florida water environment. Warblers and vireos were abundant even before migration. An excellent alternative to the very popular Corkscrew Audubon several miles distant. Free admission though modest charges for parking.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Six mile cypress slough was one of our favorite attractions while visiting Ft. Myers. We saw alligators, birds, turtles and more set in a natural wetlands. This immaculately maintained park is a must-see for all ages. The price is right too. It's free except for a minor charge for parking. Spend an hour or two and walk the boardwalk.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I went here for a couple hours one day. Just have to pay for parking...good deal. Very nice boardwalk, good way to see some real wildlife in Florida! We saw a couple baby alligators, a few water moccasins, a bunch of turtles, birds, geckos...very cool! Would definitely go again!

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