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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 52 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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chambery
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Fort Myers but have been away for 30 years so I was pleasantly surprised to find this lovely nature walk. It's probably my favorite in the area and I'm thrilled to hear they will be expanding it in the coming years. Highly recommended.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We've been to the slough dozens of times over the past 25 years and it's never the same. There are always alligators to enjoy, but each visit reveals something not seen before,whether it's birds,snakes, wild pigs -- you name it. The boardwalk is in great shape and there are almost always informed docents or naturalists out who are happy to... More

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This Lee County park is a delight to visit. A boardwalk takes you through a classic Cypress slough. In July, don't expect to see much wildlife (they have moved north for the summer), although we got a great look at a Black-crown night heron. The Visitor Center and gift shop are modern and nicely maintained. Interesting picnic area located under... More

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NYC
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A nice walk in nature. At different times one can see different things. Changes with the seasons. One can see alligators, turtles, many varieties of birds, and trees.

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Estero, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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 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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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 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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