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New guided walk procedures at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

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FORT MYERS – Visitors planning to join the daily and twice daily guided walks at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will need to arrive early beginning Wednesday, Dec. 18. To enhance visitors’ experience, procedures take effect that will limit the guided walks to the first 20 people to check-in, first come first served (no groups of six or more).

In December, guided walks are offered daily at 9:30 a.m. January through March, the walks run twice daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (no guided walk on Christmas Day). Check-in for guided walks begins 30 minutes prior to the start time at the entrance to the boardwalk. The entire party must be present at the Trail Host Station to sign up. Each guided walk lasts about 90 minutes and will cover three-quarters of a mile on a raised, fully accessible boardwalk trail. There is a $1 per hour per vehicle parking fee, with a maximum of $5 for the entire day.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. Groups of six or more should contact Heather Gienapp at (239) 533-7556.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a Lee County Parks & Recreation site.