Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is just north of Daniels Parkway on Six Mile Cypress. Once off of the main road we were immediately surrounded by tall trees and greenery. The rumble of car engines were replaced by the sound of frogs, insects and chirping birds. The nose-turning smell of exhaust is replaced with the fresh smell of grass and nature.
The one mile boardwalk trail that tours through the preserve is open from sunrise to sunset and provides for a great early morning or late evening walk. Turtle, insect, and fish spotting's are very common in the preserve. Less seen but also living in the preserve are alligators, otters and raccoons.
The Six Mile Preserve has fun and informative learning programs that range from guided tours to school field trips.
The Preserve is free to visit and parking only costs 75 cents an hour and not more than $3 a day to park.
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? The Six Mile Cypress Slough may be looking for you! Visit http://www.leeparks.org/sixmile/Volunteers.htm to see if there might be a position that fits!