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“Great respite through peaceful nature.”

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
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$158.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples...
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Fort Myers
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great respite through peaceful nature.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We loved this peaceful break from the city. We saw a lot of wildlife! Pigs, alligators, birds, fish, turtles, and more. The trees were swaying in the breeze and we all loved the peacefulness of it. Took a lot of pictures. The boardwalk was immaculate and not at all crowded. Loved it and glad to have visited.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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153 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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“Tucked away but worth finding”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This park was a real find. The volunteer at the welcome center was so friendly. We walked the entire boardwalk and, boy, what a boardwalk! It stretches for about 2 miles and has several spurs that lead to isolated wetlands with overlooks. It must have cost a fortune to build but it really is a wonderful treat (Thanks, Lee County taxpayers!). There were many wading birds and waterfowl throughout the park as well as lizards, turtles, alligators, feral pigs, and an otter! In addition to the wild animals, the plants were fascinating and you can learn a lot about both in the self-guided walk booklet that is free at the trailhead.

Visited March 2013
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32 attraction reviews
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“Excellent spot for reptilian wildlife and birds”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Really beautiful nature preserve with a few different ponds, trail is on a boardwalk. 10 and 7 yr olds loved it. Saw 9 alligators altogether, a ton of turtles, 2 snakes, quite a few lizards and fish, and a lot of birds. Bring binoculars! Without them, we definitely would not have seen all the gators. We went midday and still saw a lot, though I read morning might be best. They also have a bathroom.

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Lewes, Delaware
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nature Gem”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This 1 mile boardwalk through the Cypress swamp area was a gem of Florida nature. While we saw many different birds, alligators and turtles the highlight was seeing the wild black hogs and the three babies that live in the deep swamp area. This is free and fun and you get to walk with Mother Nature.....try to include it on your trip!

Visited March 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Really enjoyed the Slough.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had a cold weather front come in while we visited the area. That meant that we needed to find some activities besides the beach. This one was very good.

Very well maintained boardwalk tour of a few different ponds and Cypress swamp areas. About a 1.2 mile walk. We say lots of wildlife including gators, turtles, many types of birds and lots of interesting and beautiful plants.

Our kids liked it and we had a nice lunch at the picnic tables near the parking area.

Visited March 2013
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