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“Wonderful Nature Preserve”

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples...
Ranked #2 of 112 things to do in Fort Myers
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful Nature Preserve”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The preserve is easily accessable, has no admission fee (small parking fee), and has a boardwalk approx. one kilometre long that meanders past a small lake, and thru the old growth cypress swamp. We have seen an enormous alligator, otters, snakes, wild pigs and over fifteen species of birds on a single stroll. There are usually volunteers there to point out and identify the critters. Located minutes from the interstate in Fort Myers.

Visited March 2012
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always something new to see.”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

The best thing about the Six Mile Slough are the free naturalist guided tours. Once I did that i could spot so many more animals that remained invisible to me before. And, I finally knew the names and history of many of the flora and fauna. Some of the creatures I have spotted at this preserve are alligators, sap suckers, snake, wild pigs, and many many birds.

Visited March 2012
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful place for a stroll!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Put your sneakers on and take a walk! And don't forget your binoculars! This place is chock full of wildlife!

Visited December 2011
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New York State
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Serene, peaceful trek!”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Went to the 1:30 guided tour by a senior volunteer who explained all about the history of the preserve, the animals etc. and were treated to a peek of a quiet , lazy alligator hiding nearby. Another park guide was waiting to allow us all to see the animal throug binoculars, perched on a tripod.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Always something new to see”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Love the new visitor center, and the walkways are always cleared. Love to see the volunteers out helping people see interesting wildlife.

Visited March 2012
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