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“amazing visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-533-7550
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“amazing visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Living less than two miles from the park, it took us 3 months to take a visit; however, it will not be that long till we return. Great 1-2 mile walk, many gators, birds, etc; all housed in a beautiful cypress forest. The learning center is also a great resource for small children and the staff are quite friendly

Visited November 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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“Always worth a trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have visited with young children to teens and all have been captivated by something. It is a great walk among a variety of ecosystems, and the birding is a delight. We always leave with hundreds of pictures between the family's many cameras.

Visited February 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“one of the best boardwalks we visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Definitely worth visiting as very quiet and saw lots of wildlife. If you visit later towards the end of the day you will see all the birds coming in to roost over the large lake.

Visited October 2012
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Ft. Myers
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“Native Nature - well preserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

New to the area, it was fun to explore and experience the serene boardwalk paths of the slough (pron. "slew"). Feral black pigs are the most common sighting, and biggest pest to preserving the preserve. The renovated main building is lovely, offering alot of educational information on the native eco system, and has a expansive deck with picturesque views, worth bring your journal for. I had the privilege of taking a yoga class there - - AWESOME.

Visited April 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Makes for a Great Impromptu Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Dad and I weren't sure what exactly to expect when we walked the slough last summer. In fact, neither of us had given the place much notice on our frequent walks along Six Mile Cyprus. In the end, it turned out to be a great detour. The boardwalk trail made for great phone photo ops and the atmosphere was amazing. In all it wasn’t too long or too short of a self-guided tour. All in all, it’s a very relaxing retreat on less occupied days that will make you work up a bit of a sweet, and enjoy every minute of it. It’s definitely a place adults will enjoy more than some children because of the serenity and slow pace. Still, it has the potential to be the best outing for your family when done right. There’s plenty to learn in the slough.

Visited June 2012
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