New Fourth Saturday Guided Walks at the Slough

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is offering guided walks on the fourth Saturday of the month in September and October. The new walks are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at the slough, 7751 Penzance Blvd. As in years past, boardwalk tours also occur every Wednesday morning through the end of October. Tours will be offered daily beginning Nov. 1.

Slough guided walks are provided by experienced Volunteer Naturalists free of charge. Tour guides introduce visitors to the plant and animal life of the slough, plus interpret its history and ecosystem functions. Every tour is a little bit different depending on what’s happening in the slough that day. Tours last 90 minutes and cover three-quarters of a mile on a fully accessible boardwalk.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is open daily from dawn until dusk. Restrooms and a water fountain are available near the boardwalk entrance. The Interpretive Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. A parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle is required. Bicycle parking is free. For more info, call 239-533-7550 or visit

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