The Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park is one of the most popular trails in the park. At only four miles from the main entrance to the park (and the Earnest F. Coe Visitor Center) and fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, it is extremely easy to get to. The trail is very easy to travel on, and perfect for young families.
The remote Shark Valley in Everglades National Park is a fantastic place to explore while visiting south Florida. Like many other National Parks and Everglades itself, there are several opportunities for walking and hiking in Shark Valley. However, what makes this part of the park unique, are the additional activities offered: a tram tour or a bike ride around a 15-mile loop that includes a 45-foot observation tower overlooking the surrounding landscape.
It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t heard ofEverglades National Park. And no wonder-at over 1.5 million acres (the third largest National Park in the continental United States), it spans approximately 4.5% of Florida’s total area and dominates the southern portion of the state. This unique ecosystem contains both wetlands and forests, which is why it is home to such a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators and an enormous selection of birdlife.
Here are some tips on the great opportunities that await in Everglades National Park!