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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600
Phone Number: 239-533-7550
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beautiful walk

very close to ft.myers, you `ll see birds and maybe a racoon (we did), very nice to walk the boardwalk, beautiful place

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boxberg, Germany
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Boxberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very close to ft.myers, you `ll see birds and maybe a racoon (we did), very nice to walk the boardwalk, beautiful place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The slough is a fantastic place to visit in Ft Myer's. Great for families with or without children, solo or any group. Volunteers are present to help explain the wonders of the slough or you can wander on your own. Observe trees, flowers, wild life and nature at it's best. No admission fee, just minimal parking cost. People from all... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good atmosphere for a pleasant and safe walk through the swamp on an elevated board walk. Guided tours available

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice, well kept nature trail in the cypress swamp. Native animals & birds do reside there. Can take a guided or unguided tour. Very peaceful & relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't expect much from a preserve in the middle of Ft. Myers, but this was a surprise. It was a great boardwalk nature trail with several places to sit and stop and take in the beauty of this ecosystem. The visitor center was nice and the volunteer was friendly and helpful. It was a hot day, so we didn't see... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful spot with great boardwalks and stops to check out the wildlife. Best to go in the morning before it gets too hot plus more wildlife to see. Free but parking is $1.00 an hour.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a birders paradise. There is a wealth of information at the preserve regarding the animals you may see while you walk on the boardwalk trail. I have been several times and seen several alligators, wild pigs (with cute little piglets in tow) herons, turtles, raccoons and otters. The raised and railed boardwalk make this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A couple complained that they didn't see anything on their walk. I believe them. The never stopped. They treated it like a power walk. I saw green anoles, red bellied sliders, a black racer, a few alligators, herons, egrets, woodpeckers and more. There wasn't an abundance of wildlife because it was mid day but it's there if you stop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to walk the trail every time we come to the area to visit family. The kids love seeing whatever wildlife happens to be around. A must place to visit for those who love nature and the serenity of it all. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great break from the beach. Six mile Cyprus affords beautiful views of the natural fauna and flora of pre-developed Florida. Raised walkways offers views of natural cypress stands,mangrove and alligators. Watch herons and egrets in natura environments. Kid friendly..

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