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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Actually saw two alligators. Otters and other wildlife. The volunteers were knowledgable and friendly.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a nice park the walkway is elevated for the 1.2 mile walk. There are multiple ponds to stop at and see different wildlife. The day we were there we were able to see multiple species of birds. We also seen gators,turtles,snakes and all types of plants and trees. They have a nice map you can pick up or... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you like nature and looking for a quite peaceful walk, this is a must place to visit. We have been here a few time and there is always some wildlife to see and observe. This visit we were fortunate to see the Pileated Woodpecker in action, and a Red Shoulder Hawk chased it away. It was stunning to view... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We call it the Church of the Slough, because you will feel peaceful, inspired and relaxed on you visit.

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Stockholm, New Jersey, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you're wondering what Florida looked like before they drained everything to construct the endless malls this is the place to go. It's a leisurely walk through a nature preserve where you can see flora and fauna. The only thing that bothered me was that its proximity to roadways made noise interfere with what should have been a tranquil setting.... More 

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canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

On Dec 24th, while the city was crazy with shoppers, we found a little bit of peace in this beautiful setting. We only saw one alligator (we had apparently just missed a bunch) but we saw many different birds, fish, turtles, a couple of snakes, and an otter. It was a lovely walk on a beautiful and very well maintained... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We never spent so long walking 1.5 miles! We saw great and snowy egrets and large and small herons, including a green heron and a black capped night heron. We also saw alligators, turtles and several cottonmouth snakes. The plant life and different ecosystems were amazing and beautiful. This is a must see stop that doesn't take long, and is... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit to experience and learn about the ecosystems of the region. The boardwalk gives you easy access to a variety of habitats and if you are lucky you will see, as we did, an alligator, turtles and several different species of birds. The trail is just over a mile long and there are plenty... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent for terrestrial orchids and other plants. Good birding spot too! Proximity to the airport is a plus. Only 20 minutes away, it was a good spot to pay a brief, final visit before leaving Florida.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great place to walk a great nature trail and see some birds and other creatures- unfortunately didn't see any gators but are told there are some there. I enjoyed this little "hike" a lot.

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