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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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If you like to walk and enjoy nature without many people, this is a place for you. It's an easy walk though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like to walk and enjoy nature without many people, this is a place for you. It's an easy walk though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were out looking for places to take the grandkids. We found the preserve to be very beautiful, and the perfect place to take older children. The trail was too long for our 1 & 4 year old and the recent rains made the water heights high, which allowed the gators and other wildlife spread out, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here every year to walk the boardwalk though the cypress swamp and several ponds to see alligators, wild pigs, otters, and huge flights of birds that fly in every evening to roost. A great place to visit.

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Thank Paul T
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never tire of visiting this place. This week the unusually high water provided a perspective I hadn't seen before. "Big Al" the resident large gator was sunning himself with a friend on one of the rafts, so there was an object of interest. Try going at sunset when the photographers are shooting pictures of the incoming birds coming to... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The high water from record rains still allowed us to walk and view the wildlife due to the higher boardwalk. Although the first day we walked the boarded trail ourselves. the real treat came with the free daily guided walk several days later. Our guide knew so much about the area, including history, biology, and conservation information which we hadn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The folks in the Interpretive center were very friendly and helpful. While we didn't see as much wildlife as I had hoped, it was a lovely walk. We did see alligators, Anhingas, Ibises, turtles, and a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. A very pretty walk, and a way to get away from traffic and the world for a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place to walk and commune with nature. With little over a mile walk, you will be able to see all forms of wildlife. Alligators( mother and babies), raccoons, various birds( warblers, cardinals, red bellied woodpeckers, herons , anhinga, owls, etc. ), snakes, anoles, and more are scattered around the preserve. Stay late to see all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd advise you visit the Slough on a quiet day (not a lot of people) so the wildlife is not startled by noisy people tramping around talking loudly. Also bring some good binoculars; they help with viewing the far side of the lake. There is a lot to see if you take your time and are a quiet observer. Visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came on a cool Saturday. Not too crowded. The water was very high, bringing real silence to the preserve. Great boardwalks and seating areas. Lots to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this well kept nature walk with fresh air and natures. 1 to 2 hours very easy walking trail, quiet, beautiful, my family enjoy the walk very much! We'll definitely come back again if we come to Fort Myer.

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