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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600
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time visit for august september

our visit was in 2nd week of may during a very severe drought. Wear very comfortable walking shoes, and bring water, Our parking fee was 5.00 $ because we beleive in supporting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Ajax, Canada
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Ajax, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

our visit was in 2nd week of may during a very severe drought. Wear very comfortable walking shoes, and bring water, Our parking fee was 5.00 $ because we beleive in supporting these folks, the usual is 1$ per hour. The walk consists of a broad walk with small footprints and a guess who i am box for the kids,... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of flora and fauna to see. Peaceful and quiet walk through "old" Florida before development took over. Boardwalk is in great shape as it winds through the preserve. Helps if you go in the rainy season and wildlife seems more abundant.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went after a long drought, and the animal life was somewhat minimal. However, the entire boardwalk (about 1.2 miles in a long oval) was delightful. Beautiful vegetation, a few birds, and almost silence. (A little highway noise does travel into the area, but with a little imagination you can ignore it. We did not get to see the interpretation... More 

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just love our walks through the Preserve. So peaceful. You see all different scenery throughout the year. So glad we live nearby

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so sad to see this beautiful preserve devastated by the Florida drought situation. No water at all at the beginning and nothing but weeds in the canal and pond . The vultures were scavenging the area for food. We did see some hawks in the trees and a couple of water birds checking for food. We did not go... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the most scenic boardwalk I've ever walked. It was filled with fascinating plants, trees, and wildlife. We visited during the dry season, when, we were told, most of the wildlife is missing - alligators, snakes, birds. We didn't see any alligators or snakes. We did see a few birds, five feral pigs, and some happy butterflies.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve has an elevated boardwalk, no tracking through the mud! Lots of stunning wildlife, great for photography.

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Haslett, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a treasure that we stop at every time we are in the area. The boardwalk is an easy walk and feels like you are seeing how Florida must have looked hundreds of years ago. What wildlife you see can depend on how much water the area has received, but we have seen alligators,... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love!!!!!!! The Slough!!!! We live in the area and visit at least once a week. Right now it's way dry but before long the daily rain will come and the Slough will be back to its full glory! There is always something to see along the walkway that winds around the park . Birds, alligators, snakes and more!!! It's... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I suspect that we visited at the worst time of the day in probably the worst time of the year and took a gentle walk round the board walk without the benefit of a guide. We still saw more than enough to keep a couple of primary school kids interested, including a red-shouldered hawk catching and eating two courses of... More 

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