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Matanzas Pass Preserve

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-463-3764
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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed walking on the boardwalks and natural trails seeing the natural environment before there was any development on the island.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Parking is free (a bonus in Lee County), but other than walking a trail, there's not much to see or describe. There were no birds or other wildlife there at all.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I dined here in late October 2014. We really enjoyed the dockside seating on the warm night we visited. I very much enjoyed the Coconut Shrimp which was served with a unique dunking sauce. My wife had a very nice Caprisi salad for a lighter selection. Our server Dawn was attentive and pleasant. Would definitely stop back.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

was just enough of a hike for someone my age.was very beautiful there. did not like the insects annoying me

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Food was expensive, steak was tough, lobster was cold. You are paying for the atmosphere which is very nice on the water. Waitress was nice.

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Rotorua
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pretty and quiet location with lots of water life to be seen from the viewing platforms off the boardwalks. Also some geocaches for treasure seekers to find. A good way to spend a few hours away from the beach. Take plenty of bug spray!

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Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very easy walk along a boardwalk. Queit and peaceful. So cool to see an unspoiled piece of land and be inside a mangrove.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the stop. Ever wonder what is must have been like for the Spanish when they first stepped foot in Florida? This walking trail sure opens your eyes. Easily accessible.

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nearly 100% elevated boardwalk, gives you an easy stroll through mangroves and wetlands. Excellent for a view of what Estero Island once appeared, and the boardwalk can be accessed by all. Kind of buggy so be prepared with repellant. What we really would have liked to see was the old cottage associated with the trails, but it is only open... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I finally included Mantanza Pass Preserve in my daily walk. After a week of enjoying the beauty of the beach side of Fort Myers Beach I decided to try out the pass side of the island and was not disappointed. The trails are an education of nature. The access to the river is rustic and stunning. I did not see... More

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