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“Excellent spot for reptilian wildlife and birds” 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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18 attraction reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent spot for reptilian wildlife and birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Really beautiful nature preserve with a few different ponds, trail is on a boardwalk. 10 and 7 yr olds loved it. Saw 9 alligators altogether, a ton of turtles, 2 snakes, quite a few lizards and fish, and a lot of birds. Bring binoculars! Without them, we definitely would not have seen all the gators. We went midday and still saw a lot, though I read morning might be best. They also have a bathroom.

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Lewes, Delaware
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“Nature Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This 1 mile boardwalk through the Cypress swamp area was a gem of Florida nature. While we saw many different birds, alligators and turtles the highlight was seeing the wild black hogs and the three babies that live in the deep swamp area. This is free and fun and you get to walk with Mother Nature.....try to include it on your trip!

Visited March 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Really enjoyed the Slough.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had a cold weather front come in while we visited the area. That meant that we needed to find some activities besides the beach. This one was very good.

Very well maintained boardwalk tour of a few different ponds and Cypress swamp areas. About a 1.2 mile walk. We say lots of wildlife including gators, turtles, many types of birds and lots of interesting and beautiful plants.

Our kids liked it and we had a nice lunch at the picnic tables near the parking area.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful! A great stroll through nature.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We saw turtles, alligators, all kinds of birds and even a snake eating a frog! My kids absolutely loved it.

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Cicero, New York
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“Easy Walk to View A Variety of Wild Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This park has a board walk that takes you around the park in a logical way to view a variety of wild life and beautiful native plants and trees. The brochure provided on the trail is informative. Take your time, and look all around - you are well above the "wild life" below and around you. There were several opportunities to see gators safely, as well as beautiful and varied birds. There is a wonderful visitor center, and convenient rest rooms. Bug spray is helpful if it is humid, and a bottle of water is all you need to enjoy the easy board walk trail.

Visited February 2013
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