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Matanzas Pass Preserve

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Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-3764
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Mostly shaded raised deck paths through mangroves, lots of crabs and lizards, we didn’t see many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mbsmithmo
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Belton, Missouri
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Amazing hidden gem

Found this by killing time. Short walk with great results, There are trails here that lead to the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Suze G
,
Salem, Indiana
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Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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"historic cottage"
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"estero bay"
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"mangrove trees"
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"boardwalk trail"
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"tranquil area"
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"dawn to dusk"
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"boardwalk ends"
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"take plenty of bug spray"
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"fishing dock"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"porta potty"
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"interesting birds"
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"nature walk"
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"enjoy nature"
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"natural environment"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly shaded raised deck paths through mangroves, lots of crabs and lizards, we didn’t see many birds. Covered seating on the bay st on end of trail. It’s pretty warm even in the shade until you get out of the trees.

Thank mbsmithmo
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Found this by killing time. Short walk with great results, There are trails here that lead to the bay. There is a lookout with seats and covered area. Lots of history if you do the interactive with your phone.

3  Thank Suze G
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Decided last minute to stop, so glad we did, it was a nice little stroll. Would go again! The paths were easy to walk and interesting.

1  Thank ginniemae2016
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This is in an isolated off the road area with only a porta potty for comfort. The walk is unremarkable and does get muddy on the dirt part of the trail. Did not have any problems with bugs either and it was warm. None of...More

1  Thank havefunaway
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Although I love the beach here, the traffic and crowds can get a bit much at times. Enter Matanzas Pass. I went for a run in the early morning along the wooden boardwalks that stretch through the mangroves. Short but shady and cool place to...More

2  Thank MichiganWildflower
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

It took us nearly and hour to cover the last 3 miles into Fort Myers beach. When we saw the sign for the preserve we just wanted to stop. It was wed and the cottage was open.(wed and Saturday 10 till noon) Very informative. The...More

Thank katodog
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

A little bit of poetry, an educational stroll on the boardwalk, ending in a breathtaking view of the full moon over Estero Bay. The next full moon walk is March 31st at 7 P.M. Hurry, spots fill up fast; call Jim at 239 565 7437....More

1  Thank Gayle C
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Just off of Estero Blvd. is a small nature trail which can provide a peaceful interlude to the normal hectic pace of this beach town. Both the trail and the small parking area are free. The trail meanders through the natural environment of Estero Island...More

2  Thank ddaborn
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We took a walk on a trail that was mostly boardwalk through the mangroves. It was kept in good condition and led all the way to the bay.

Thank Daniel R K
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a small park with some short walking trails that get you away from the beach and the traffic for a quick walk through a tranquil area. The park has a boardwalk over the main trail and the rest of the trail is pretty...More

1  Thank Gayle S
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miladyklmf
June 11, 2017|
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Response from geisnj | Reviewed this property |
Have done all the trails twice and have not seen any animals except birds, little lizards, and one raccoon. Hope that helps.
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Barbara T
December 31, 2016|
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Response from StacyandRandy | Reviewed this property |
Pets are prohibited.
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William T
March 18, 2015|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
no charge for the park walk
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