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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33912
239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 53 attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A natural area in Southwest Florida that is free, parking is inexpensive ($1 per hour) and you are walking in an undisturbed preserve. You may see many different birds, reptiles and mammals as you walk along the boardwalk, but even if the animals are all hidden, the stroll through the preserve is enjoyable. Temperatures are cooler in the preserve as... More

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Naples, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a very nice boardwalk near Ft Myers. We were there yesterday afternoon and there was only a handful of others there. There is some highway noise from nearby Six Mile Cypress but you become immersed in the slough and a few small ponds along the way. Parking is $1 per hour. There is very heavy tree cover so... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A great place to hike and view a true glimps of SWFL wildlife. Many species of birds call the slough home so great for bird watchers. For reptile lovers there are tons of lizards, water turtles, alligators, and the occasional gopher tortoise. We have also seen otters, squirrels, and other wildlife. Beautiful in the morning! Great boardwalks and covered areas... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to spend time during the day. This beautiful nature center has extensive board walks so strollers and wheel chairs can easily navigate the entire slough (pronounced slew). There are places to rest and relax, just enjoying the natural habitat & to see some unusual birds. It was relaxing, serene, and beautiful. Can't say enough about it's... More

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Nosara
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A quiet hour spent with grandsons spotting wildlife. Others on the boardwalk were able to point out snakes and birds that were not easy to spot at first. Managed also to see the wild pigs as they came running through the muddy areas. All this kept the boys engaged and they were very excited to see the wildlife here in... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

An idyllic 2.1mile walk on an elevated boardwalk that takes visitors to several viewpoints where they might be able to see some of the local fora and fauna. It's part of the Lee county park system. Pay to park. Free admission.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Six Mile Cypress Slough is perfect for anyone wanting to see Florida wetlands in an almost natural state. It pays to arrive very early because wildlife is more visible just after dawn. The whole park is accessed by way of an excellent boardwalk that loops around to every area. There are many shady places to sit quietly and let birds... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my walks through this preserve very much. Very peaceful listening to the sound of nature and I saw lots of great birds. Also saw fish,turtles while watching the water and seeing flower and cypress trees. Have not seen a wild hog but did hear them. This is a great place for nature lovers.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Found this place only through tripadvisor and used to kill a couple of hours before hotel checkin opened. Great quiet spot with a 1.2mile boardwalk to see some fantastic nature. Spotted turtles, squirrels, snakes and many birds.. Highly recommend.

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St Paul,MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

6 of us enjoyed a 3 hour walk through the Slough. So much to see: Wild hogs(saw some, heard lots), Gars & other fish, Squirrels(he-he), turtles, endless birds including Black-crowned Night Heron, Snowy Egrets, Cardinals, Black Racer snake, lakes, flowers, Cyprus trees, and nature at it's finest! All this with out a guide! Great experience. Walk slow, stay quite, and... More

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