Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
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judye b
Punta Gorda, FL89 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
What I have loved most about my walks along the walkway, is the absence, the absence of bird sounds and nest high up in the tree, no buzz of bee or even mosquitoes around my head, I have seen no bird nests, seen no squirrel’s or a pond full of fish, no sights of raccoon’s or snakes.. each time I have see on comfortably slumbering alligator. The quiet over takes you. The staff say it’s worrisome I’m not seeing the bees which are so important, as well as the dwindling numbers of birds…but it amazing and it’s beautiful, it’s a fantastic walk! Don’t pass up the chance to walk this nature trail. It free, just pay for parking.. don’t skip the actual museum center the people are so knowledgeable and the presentation is amazing.
Written January 14, 2022
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Anne M
5 contributions
Dec 2021
We discovered this place from tripadvisor and didn’t know what to expect.
It is a nature park through the wetlands in Fort Myers. There is no entry fee, you only pay for parking. The trick to this place is to be alert, quiet and to walk slowly, and you will be able to see plants, animals and insects. We saw eagles, alligators, snakes (cottonmouth), turtles, butterflies, etc.
Written January 1, 2022
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Marna Spicer
Apex, NC119 contributions
Dec 2021
Nice day to take a break from the crowds. Not a ton of wildlife the day we went but we did see a very large alligator and several recently hatched babies next to her. We did see a variety of unique birds, as well. Parking is $1 and entrance is free. The boardwalks are nice and the loop is about 1.2 miles.
Written December 29, 2021
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Eric S
Cuyahoga Falls, OH28 contributions
Dec 2021
I've been going to the Slough for years and it is continually changing depending on time of year. There is a visitor center but we usually just hike the boardwalk. Great wildlife viewing- in the water, land, and in the sky. Flora and fauna. You have to pay a parking fee, but only a couple dollars and it is worth it. On this trip we saw alligators, turtles, fish, water moccasins, various birds, and squirrels.
Written December 26, 2021
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Mark B
4 contributions
Dec 2021
Its a nice board walk, I was disappointed that I did not see that many birds or other wildlife. Maybe the wrong time of the year. Saw maybe 8 birds on the entire walk.
Written December 24, 2021
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David D
Fort Myers, FL64 contributions
Nov 2021
This place seems like miles from the hustle and bustly of FM. Nice place to go for a walk safely throught the woods and swamps.
Written December 14, 2021
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blondie16
New Bedford,MA449 contributions
Nov 2021
We enjoyed this nice walk through unspoiled nature on the boardwalk. . Reasonable parking. Didn't see much wildlife, but we did get a good look at the large woodpecker.
Written December 9, 2021
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stevezeinner
Fort Myers, FL1,201 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Great nature preserve with ample parking. Visited here today for the first time and was impressed. Staff was courteous and professional. Enjoyed walking around and seeing lots of beautiful wildlife in their natural setting. Was able to see a crocodile sun bathing and tons of wild birds. The trails are well marked and entire place is clean and well maintained. Parking is charged by the hour or $5 for the day. Definitely plan to visit again.
Written December 3, 2021
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Lynn H
Fort Myers, FL39 contributions
Dec 2021
This park with its elevated boardwalk provides visitors with an amazing display of Florida fauna, insects, birds, and the all time favorite: alligators! Allow at least two hours to walk through the preserve and pay for extra parking time. At a dollar an hour it is a real bargain. The volunteer guides offer insights and answers to questions regarding the wildlife and the preserve itself. Although the traffic on a main road can be heard at some points in the preserve, you will often feel as if you have definitely left the beaten track. I have been back several times since my initial visit and I find myself looking forward to my next visit. If you are in Fort Myers, I hope you can spare a couple of hours to visit this magnificent preserve.
Written December 2, 2021
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Kirsten B
Bragg Creek, Canada9 contributions
Oct 2021
My husband and I come here every year when we visit Florida and it's one of our favourite walks to go on. We enjoy seeing all the wildlife throughout the slough and keep hoping to see Stumpy the gator but she has eluded us for the last few years. We'll be back again next year and hopefully it will be the year we finally see her.
Written November 17, 2021
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