Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers

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In the middle of a residential area and shopping center, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is an unexpected oasis for wildlife and exotic animals. Learn about the slough and be a part of its preservation, or just enjoy walking between cypress trees, looking out for orchids or birds. Every August and September, the site offers wet walks, two-hour walks through clean rainwater up to your waist. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Fort Myers Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    A boardwalk guides your visit to several ponds in the preserve where the visitor has a first hand view of Florida nature. A tour of the preserve is available where well-informed docents will provide i...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A relaxing stroll through a touch of Florida's nature. Nicely marked trails and signs to explain the sights you are enjoying...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Fantastic place for photography of nature and natures creatures. I would definitely love to visit again one day if ever lucky enough to stay in the area again.  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    If you love nature you'll love this place. There's a boardwalk that's about a mile and 1/2 long that takes you deep into a swamp with lakes in some areas and you'll see different kinds of wildlife and plants. Even though it's swampy, mosquitoes are rare. Very nice place to just get away and see and feel nature. Even the air seems to be fresh and clean. I highly recommend you check this place out .
  • April 4, 2017
    Excellent boardwalk hike through a Cypress swamp. We saw alligator tracks! We also saw lots of interesting herons and other swamp birds as well as turtles. There were several locations along the trail where volunteers set up telescopes so that visitors could examine birds up close. The Cypress trees themselves were very interesting too. I would definitely come back here to explore more.
  • June 21, 2017
    Great place to visit. Definitely be back throughout the year. Visited on a hot, muggy, overcast mid-June, early afternoon. Be patient, quiet and walk slowly and you will not be disappointed. Camera/binoculars a must.
  • July 5, 2017
    The whole loop takes around 2 hours of one takes plenty of time to take pictures, rest a couple of times for 5-10 mins each. Pay the parking accordingly. I misjudged from the name and paid an hour extra. Very tranquilizing place with lots of shaded areas to cool off the heat of mid day.
  • June 15, 2017
    Totally recommend taking a walk at this place. Raised boardwalk - very accessible. Have seen snakes, gators, all sorts of birds, fish, little pigs... very cool. Get outside and experience it.

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