After visiting the Manatee, we traveled a few miles to the Six Mile Slough. A slough is what I would describe as a really a shallow wide river that looks like swamp.
On our way to the park, we noticed a LOT of Tesla's. Maybe this is part of the reason.
The slough is 11 miles long by 1/3 mile wide. Originally the slough was 6 miles from town, so the name really does not mean much anymore as town surrounds the park.
An effort was made by a group of high school students called the "The Monday Group" to get placed on the ballot a referendum to protect the slough. In 1976 the students were successful in having the land named a preserve. The slough exists undeveloped because of high school students who loved a piece of natural Florida and fought to save it.
Lots of pretty birds, plants, and trees.
At Gator Lake we saw our first gator on the trail. It was right below the boardwalk.
Later we caught this guy waiting near a very brave turtle.
There was a large woodpecker in the park.
We had a great time, and the park is every well maintained but whatever you do pay to park and do not park in the wrong place or....
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...