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Off the Beaten Path Locale: #1

Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel


Now that Southwest Florida is cautiously reopening attractions around the area, this week we thought we’d bring you a few “off the beaten path” ideas for your next visit to Ocean’s Reach.

As much as we love to stay on this side of the causeway, local wildlife watching isn’t limited to just Sanibel Island.

Back on the mainland, Fort Myers’ Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve boasts a 3,500-acre wetland ecosystem, a 1.2-mile accessible boardwalk trail and a LEED-certified interpretive center.

As you hike through the dark cypress strand—with a guide or on your own—you feel like you’re entering a primeval forest where year-round residents include otters, alligators, turtles and scads of wading birds, and winter visitors include migratory butterflies and birds that stop to feed or nest here.

For more information — including a host of incredible photos — click here!

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