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Matanzas Pass Preserve

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Address: Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Nice short walk

Took a nice walk for about a half hour to 45 minutes in the Preserve. Lots of birds chirping, but we couldn't easily find them. The walk along the path provided leads to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy27614
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Hoboken, New Jersey

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London, Ontario
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Fort Myers on the beach and were surprised that this was yet another beautiful place to spend a few hours.

Hoboken, New Jersey
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a nice walk for about a half hour to 45 minutes in the Preserve. Lots of birds chirping, but we couldn't easily find them. The walk along the path provided leads to the water. Interesting root systems around the base of the trees there - probably because it is a tidally influenced area and what we were seeing was... More 

Central Maine
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stopped in and took a picture of the map and started walking. About half way through there were water holes and we had to turn around..

Charleston SC
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just off Estero Bl. In Ft. Myers Beach is a hidden jewel (Matanzas Pass Preserve). There are 2 interconnected paths totaling just under 2 miles. They wind through the mangroves and 1 leads to a GR8 view of Estero bay. The pass is free.

Naples, Florida
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Nice and peaceful walk through the mangroves and native oak trees. Did not see much wild life, but a good nature experience.

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

So relaxing and right down the block from Mango Street Inn! And it felt as if we were transported right into Zen-dom! We saw dolphins and I THINK I saw an eagle!

Scott Depot, West Virginia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The bay was beautiful. We didn't see much wildlife, and the wooded areas looked under kept. There wasn't any water on the trail at the time, so it just looked muddy and there were a lot of bugs. We spent a lot of time on the bay. It wasn't crowded and was free to the public. The history center was... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Lots of trails along the mangroves. Did not see much wildlife while we were there, but it was beautiful

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We have been visiting Matanzas for many years and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. A good menu with an outside terrace with views over the water. Always well worth a visit

Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I arrived at 9 am and was the only person there. The cottage did not open until 10 am. There were no maps of the walk so I took a picture of the map board on my phone which turned out to be a good thing to have. The trail took me about 20 min into the mangroves and then... More 

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