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“Peaceful walk”

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
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US$158.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip...
Ranked #2 of 125 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t see a lot when we walked through the slough, but we were there during the early afternoon heat too. It is cooler in the slough. The walk was nice and pleasant, but nothing exciting. Our kids 13, 12, 10, and 8 weren’t thrilled by any means, but they didn’t really complain either.
A nice, peaceful walk, but nothing to go out of your way for.

Thank luvthecarribean!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are a visitor, or a resident of Southwest Florida, I would recommend Six Mile Cypress Preserve as a convenient, fun, and interesting nature park for birders, environmentalists, families, and all nature lovers. Located in South Fort Myers, this treasured peek at old-Florida nature is approximately 2,200 acres of prime Florida wetland, with 1.2 miles of boardwalk. A Slough (pronounced “slew”) is a long, narrow wetland with slowly flowing freshwater. During my recent visit, I saw alligators, herons, wood storks, butterflies, Roseate Spoonbills, a hawk, orchids, cypress trees, and more. Many types of migratory birds use the Slough as a rest stop and feeding area. Several photo blinds allow visitors to get very close to the “watering holes” where the birds and other animals congregate. Observation decks give visitors a great view of the area, as signage and a brochure provide a self-guided tour. Volunteer nature guides are provided free of charge at certain times of the the day (check schedule). The well-maintained elevated boardwalk is an easy walk, with lots of shade and benches along the way.

The boardwalk is open from dawn to dusk daily. Admission is free and parking is $1 per hour with a $5 daily maximum. Picnic area, clean restrooms, butterfly garden, and nature programs in the interpretive center are provided.

1  Thank travelingkatdancer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice boardwalk...
A different experience each time you go
No talking, running, biking or pets....just watch for the wildlife

Thank dpmori1627
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We brought the kids and everyone had a great time. The boardwalk made it easy to keep track of my little wild-child! LOL It was a great way to spend the day.

Thank carrie-jo123
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a relaxed couple of hours meandering around the boardwalks of the preserve and in the visitors centre. The boardwalk makes for easy and enjoyable access across the Slough giving great close up views of the wildlife. During our visit we saw and heard a mother wild boar and her piglets running through the trees, a snake, turtles and many different birds including a limpkin, wood ducks, anhingas, egrets, herons and several passerines. Along the boardwalk there are several viewing platforms and lots of information boards.

Thank aerrac
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