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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 53 attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Estero, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Six mile is beautiful. It demonstrates a cypress slough and is great example some of SW Florida's environments. The best times to go are early from dawn to about 10:30am or from 4pm to dusk; you'll see the most wildlife then. You really have to keep a look out for wildlife because a lot if animals blend right in. Stop... More

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Kfar-Sava, IL
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We've been at the six mile cypress on the 4th of July. We had a nice walk and we saw some animals - night herons, osprey, turtles, cormorants, one alligator (which somebody was kind enough to point out to us - we wouldn't recognize it otherwise as it was very still) and one unidentified mammal that was probably a feral... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time I visit the area my family and I walk this at least once. My children are under the age of 10 and they even enjoy the "coolness" of the walkway, the trees and the animal tracks. It's just a nice time out to unwind at the end of,the day.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A fantastic walk in the preserve. We saw an alligator,turtles and lots of different types of birds and pretty butterflies. Perfect if you want to do something other than the beach or the shopping.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this location several years ago and walked it frequently since then. It was my favorite place to go walk when I was rehabbing a knee surgery. Wild life is all around you so bring a camera. it is a short walk through out all the boardwalk trails. We have seen wild hog, snakes, birds, turtles, gators and all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family visited this site in July and were pleased with the cleanliness of the site and the good shape. Of the boardwalk. The attendant at the front desk was kind and helpful. She even made some suggestions for other sites to visit. We followed her advice and were pleased. This is a beautiful park within a short drive of... More

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the highlights of our vacation. Easily traversed elevated boardwalk gets you right up close to the wildlife. Alligators, snakes, birds and turtles. Being able to see alligator slides was really cool. Unfortunately, we visited on July 4th so the visitor center was closed. Very enjoyable and you set your own pace. Guide book available at start of boardwalk... More

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Fort Myers
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great place to see the natural habit of the Southwest Florida area. Very quiet walk down the boardwalk. Can choose short or long walk. Very informative volunteers to guide you thru if you choose or walk on your own. We saw many birds on our walk. Nice center with gift shop and relaxing porch or sit on... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The raised boardwalk makes it easy to navigate around the 1.2 mile loop. There are many places to stop and take in all the beauty. Even though we went on a hot day, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that there were almost no mosquitoes, because their larvae is a food source for mosquito fish, which take care of the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Any time we go to a place like Six Mile Cypress, we never know if it will be TERRIFIC or just calming. But, just go and see what happens. Bring binocs. It is totally safe.

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