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Matanzas Pass Preserve

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Address: Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-3764
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Mangrove Maze

Nice and peaceful walk through the mangroves and native oak trees. Did not see much wild life, but a good nature experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 16, 2016
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Naples, Florida

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Central Maine
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in and took a picture of the map and started walking. About half way through there were water holes and we had to turn around..

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Charleston SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off Estero Bl. In Ft. Myers Beach is a hidden jewel (Matanzas Pass Preserve). There are 2 interconnected paths totaling just under 2 miles. They wind through the mangroves and 1 leads to a GR8 view of Estero bay. The pass is free.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Nice and peaceful walk through the mangroves and native oak trees. Did not see much wild life, but a good nature experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

So relaxing and right down the block from Mango Street Inn! And it felt as if we were transported right into Zen-dom! We saw dolphins and I THINK I saw an eagle!

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The bay was beautiful. We didn't see much wildlife, and the wooded areas looked under kept. There wasn't any water on the trail at the time, so it just looked muddy and there were a lot of bugs. We spent a lot of time on the bay. It wasn't crowded and was free to the public. The history center was... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Lots of trails along the mangroves. Did not see much wildlife while we were there, but it was beautiful

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We have been visiting Matanzas for many years and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. A good menu with an outside terrace with views over the water. Always well worth a visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I arrived at 9 am and was the only person there. The cottage did not open until 10 am. There were no maps of the walk so I took a picture of the map board on my phone which turned out to be a good thing to have. The trail took me about 20 min into the mangroves and then... More 

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Quiet , safe , - flora and fauna are the real world beauty of Fort Myers Beach. The safe pathways are easy to walk , great for birding and for just walking with the person you love. Love Matanzas Pass , easy to drive to, go early in morning to see wildlife [ 9:00 ] in morning. I am the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Very quiet trail walk. Nice to get away from the beach for an hour. And completely free to get in. You can't beat that. Teens were a tad bored, but we loved it.

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