The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve boardwalk will close for up to a few weeks starting Monday, Aug. 17. The parks department will be pressure washing the boardwalk.
During the closings parking will be free at the preserve and the interpretive center and rock and stroll garden will remain open. The interpretive center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The center hosts educational opportunities and a selection of photo contest winners.
As season comes to an end so will the increased traffic, but also the increased activity.Fort Myers and the surrounding area becomes a shell (a conch, maybe) of the hub of activity it has been for the past months. There’s the impression, that might be true, that everything fun costs money. Not true! (Sometimes) So, I’ll try to create a list each week of interesting activities in Southwest Florida that cost little to nothing. This list will try to include some things for kids and adults. I’ll try to provide free activities for Fort Myers, Sanibel, Naples, and the beaches.