Things to Do in Everglades National Park

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Things to Do in Everglades National Park



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  • woodsdweller
    Scarborough, ME146 contributions
    Ride your bike, rent a bike, or take the trolley into the Sea of Grass on a 15 mile paved loop. Great lookout halfway there. Lots of alligators and beautiful birds. But mostly alligators, lots, more than we’ve seen anywhere.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Melissa P
    2 contributions
    We saw many species of birds and fish, as well as two alligators here. With only a few hours to spend exploring the Everglades, this trail was easily accessible and perfect to see diverse wildlife.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Patricia D
    Amherst, MA1,874 contributions
    What a great day. Stop at visitor center, plan to attend a few talks and tours. Be sure to have some water, maybe fresh fruit, binoculars and camera as well as hat. The rangers give great advice on where to go based upon your desires!
    Written January 20, 2024
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  • mrpesce
    Doylestown, PA609 contributions
    Small trail all along the boarded walkway. Do some research before you go so you know what you are looking at.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • 67Camar0
    Grand Rapids, MI20 contributions
    We stopped at all of the visitor centers in the everglades and this visitor center has a short trail to walk, it's the Anhinga trail. We loved to walk along the paved trail which is handicap accessible. We saw alligators up close and personal. We also saw Anhingas, Cormorants, Blue Heron, Ibis, and many more animals as we walked along the trail. It's an easy trail and you can even join a guided tour by the park ranger. We also bought sandwiches for lunch and they were tasty. This place is a must see place to go to. We highly recommend it.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Marqus R
    Wilton Manors, FL120 contributions
    Wee-Hoo! As tours go, this one is as good as it gets! The guided tour is 90 minutes long and the tour director I had, Scott, was the best, most friendly fact-filled tour guide I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Scott, a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp, turned what might have otherwise been a boring look at an abandoned missile base into the most informative educational and eye-opening of tours I've ever been on. Until you go on this narrated tour of HM69 Nike Missile Base Tour, you'll have no idea of how the Cold War (the most financially expensive war in human history) leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union began to lose all control over an escalating crises situation, how horrifyingly close we came to the point of mutually assured self-destruction, our own annihilation, and for that matter the possible extinction of the entire human race. For example, can you believe that our own nuclear launch control wasn't actually within the hands of our then President Kennedy but in fact at this site delegated to a low-ranking inexperienced army officer with then primitive crap for radar, communications, and other equipment? And if that fact isn't horrifying enough, there are plenty more to hear and learn that are.

    "It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization." - President John F. Kennedy, Oct. 27, 1962.
    Written September 5, 2023
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  • 996candy
    Lafayette, CO173 contributions
    I have since found that August is one of the worst times to come to Everglades, but that's ok. VERY few people in the park--like, most parking lots had 2 cars. They accommodate 50 lol. It was very hot, and I did not see flamingos (best to see those in April-May). But the sheer expanse is exciting to see, and the edge of the world down there at Flamingo is fun--put your feet in the Strait of Florida!
    Written August 25, 2023
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  • Hatzlacha
    Virginia903 contributions
    Though it is quite quick, it's a nice walk to see some of the Everglades ecosystems up close as well as a vista. Though we appreciated its overall beauty, a bit of naturalist-type homework on our part would have paid off so we could have understood what we were looking at better.
    Written February 21, 2023
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  • vhash77
    North Wilkesboro, NC1,037 contributions
    We stopped at this visitor center while driving through the Everglades. A very informative center. We also walked the grounds and saw a few manatees in the water at the marina. A very enjoyable stop.
    Written February 6, 2024
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  • 2DMV
    17 contributions
    Wow! What an experience! I learned so much from enthusiastic and informative Ranger Olivia (she was a FABULOUS guide!) during our walk through the water. It was so different to see the flora and fauna while standing in the wetlands. The highlight was observing the alligator hole (sans the alligator) and then actually seeing an alligator in a different area on our way out of the wetlands.
    Written February 21, 2022
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  • islandlovingtwosome
    Lake Forest, CA88 contributions
    After the Anhinga Trail we decided to check out the Gumbo Limbo Trail. Very different indeed. We only saw two other people the entire time we were on the trail. If there were any animals, we didn't see them. It is quite jungly, green and pretty. Go for the Anhinga Trail and stay for the Gumbo Limbo Trail.
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • The Hiking Harpist
    Boston, MA54 contributions
    Long Pines do not throw a lot of shade, so this was a hot walk. That being said, it's near the beautiful Long Pine Campground and is a great way to see plant life that differs from the lower, swampier elevations. The trail is long, but you can go as far as you'd like and then turn around. Even though it was January, I saw some flowers in bloom as well as some butterflies. The view up through the pine trees made for some incredible photos.
    Written February 25, 2020
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