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Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Cape Coral

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  • This is what Cape Coral must have looked like before it was paved with highways and residential developments. A well maintained boardwalk makes for easy walking amidst native mangroves and an assortme...  more »
  • Beautiful day...Beautiful scenery...Beautiful weather. A fantastic walk through the Florida nature...  more »
  • Great walk platforms entire park great for handicap, wheelchairs and walkers. Love it! Peacefull and mostly shaded on entire walk. Benches for rest breaks also.  more »
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  • We visited this preserve for the first time today. To be honest, it was disappointing. If you're just looking for a shady walk through mangroves, this is the place. As far as seeing wildlife, we saw a total of two ospreys hovering over the cove on the river. Not one other bird. Not an alligator. To see wildlife, you're much better off visiting Six Mile Cypress Slough in Fort Myers. Four Mile Cove does have a couple of nice views of the river from the boardwalk,
  • Nice walk in the mangroves. There are interesting educational signs along the way if it is your first time visiting. Most of the trail is shaded.
  • Free parking and a nice, albeit short walk. It's kind of hidden due to location and the relative difficulty of getting there (drive through a strip mall and then a residential area) but it's nice. The boardwalk is in excellent shape. I would like to try kayaking here in the future.
  • We visited here twice on our two week vacation to the area, once to walk the boardwalk through the mangrove forest and out to a pier and once to rent kayaks to paddle through the creeks and out to the cove. I had never seen a mangrove forest before, so I found this place really interesting. There are also nature interpretation signs all along the trail. Kayaking is possible only on the weekend. It was a blast. The recommended kayak rental time is 4 hours if you want to get out to the cove and back. Since we didn't have that much time, we did the 2 hour rental for $40 and were surprised to make it to the cove anyway. (We have canoeing experience but we're not expert kayakers). A lot of the paddling is in surprisingly narrow creeks lined with mangroves. At times, it was hard to paddle due to tree branches over head and the narrowness of the creek. The further you paddle, the more the creek widens until you're out in the cove. We saw several interesting birds along the way including a pileated woodpecker, a night heron, a great blue heron, and possibly a green heron.
  • Love the boardwalk here! Was a very peaceful setting. We saw otters! It was amazing!