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Good walk

Parts were closed due to storm damage, so our walk was shorter than expected. Untouched by humans... read more

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Shelly S
Surprised to find this secluded trail.

Trail includes boardwalk for wheel chair accessibility. Free to use and it provides an observation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Parts were closed due to storm damage, so our walk was shorter than expected. Untouched by humans for the most part.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail includes boardwalk for wheel chair accessibility. Free to use and it provides an observation of flora and fauna. Trail takes hiker to a observation deck for viewing and fishing on Estero Bay. Easy walk of about 2 miles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JimHenry
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Make a stop by the Matanzas Pass Preserve. A boardwalk makes walking back to the observation area easy; there, you'll be able to see Estero Bay. We weren't able to take the ground path back to other places, as it had rained the night before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard19651965
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Walked the boardwalks and learned about island history from local volunteers. Was off the beaten path.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CMLM
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I stopped here on my way from the Fort Myers airport heading down to Naples. The drive was easy and the little "waterside village" that you drive through looked fun and typical of a tourist beach town. The place was just outside of the busy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank trippygal23
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Very informative guide. Some trails were closed. The one we took was short but took us to the golf with a great view of the boats.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank eliroly
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A lovely evening moonwalk through the Matanzas Pass Preserve. Lead by a knowledgeable guide, our small group saw the moon rise from a charming gazebo over the bay waters. Magical.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 41beachgirl
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Mostly shaded raised deck paths through mangroves, lots of crabs and lizards, we didn’t see many birds. Covered seating on the bay st on end of trail. It’s pretty warm even in the shade until you get out of the trees.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank mbsmithmo
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Found this by killing time. Short walk with great results, There are trails here that lead to the bay. There is a lookout with seats and covered area. Lots of history if you do the interactive with your phone.

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank Suze G
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Decided last minute to stop, so glad we did, it was a nice little stroll. Would go again! The paths were easy to walk and interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ginniemae2016
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12 June 2017|
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Response from geisnj | Reviewed this property |
Have done all the trails twice and have not seen any animals except birds, little lizards, and one raccoon. Hope that helps.
Barb T
1 January 2017|
Response from StacyandRandy | Reviewed this property |
Pets are prohibited.
William T
19 March 2015|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
no charge for the park walk