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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 51 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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Camp Pendleton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An excellent place to have picnic and walk while taking in the beautiful sights. Even for the least outdoor incline person it will be enjoyable. The boardwalk is shaded, it's quiet, it's interactive and you are able to get guided tours that will teach you about the wildlife that it's found in the swamp.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was a nice park that had a boardwalk and had a very nice interpretive center. It can be busy but there is still quite a bit of wildlife to see. The one downside is it is close to both Daniels Parkway and Six Mile Cypress Parkway so the road noise can sometimes be distracting.

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Toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We loved this walk, it is a wonderful place and an opportunity to see a lot of different animals and plants in their own habitat. The walk happens on a boardwalk that has been built (although we did see that sometimes they have tours where you can go off the boardwalk and into the water on a guided tour if... More

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Wellington, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice cypress trees and wild life right behind the hotel. Shopping mall right across the street. Lots of different kinds of food and night life. Collage is close by

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

very informative walk. We were unable to do the whole walk because we had a flight to catch. There was a lot of information about Fla. unique plants & ecosystem. Wished we did the whole walk. plus it was a bargain @ $1.00/hr parking

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chambery
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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