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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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hiking the slough preserve

well worth the visit saw snake,alligator, spiders,turtles, etc...all different types of vegetation, trees...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

well worth the visit saw snake,alligator, spiders,turtles, etc...all different types of vegetation, trees...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our son and grandson visited us in April. We all went to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. We spent a wonder filled morning, walking on the boardwalk path. Our grandson loved looking for and finding wildlife from birds to raccoons. It was a nice way to spend time outdoors away from too much sun and a fun way to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When visiting Ft Myers we normally go and visit Corkscrew Swamp. However after finding this oasis, there is no longer a need to travel the distance, when you get it all here :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We weren't finding many things outside of the beach to do and we happened upon this Preserve one evening not far from our hotel....what a great find! Just pay for parking, like $1-$2. Finally some relief from the summer heat, it's shady and an interesting look into what a "cypress slough" is. Saw a giant grasshopper.....no alligators....but it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

6 Mile Cypress is a great escape from the suburban sprawl that is Fort Myers, but is centrally located in Lee County. There are miles of boardwalk that take you through untouched swamp and woods where you can get up close and personal with many of our native animals and plants. Birdwatchers, photographers and anyone who appreciates the serenity of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Go with a guide . Great for walkers. Lots of natural beauty. Take sunscreen and a hat in the summer. You will see wonderful birds and alligators

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stumbled upon this great place when searching for something to do for a couple of hours until our house on Captiva Island was ready for check in. This place is WONDERFUL! So our small children didn't love it, but my husband and I thought it was great. Surprisingly, it was NOT buggy at all! We saw some wildlife, even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Although I have never really seen any wildlife on this walk, it is still neat to do if you have never walked thru this type of area. A turtle and some birds is about all you see, I've walked thru it about half a dozen times, mainly for exercise and have never seen a gator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This park has a great boardwalk through an incredible cypress swamp. Wild orchids and bromeliads hang on trees, lots of birds, snakes and alligators to see, but you need to look carefully! we also saw wild hogs, deers and otters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Winter, spring or summer... just be patience and you'll see alligator's, turtles and unique birds. Everytime I visit the Fort Myers areas I plan a visit. You pay a nominal amount to park and you make a donation to enter each time. There are many volunteers that provide education and... More 

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers

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