The Florida Everglades Park is a heaven for people loving outdoors. Besides offering opportunities for sailing, diving and snorkeling, the park also offers tons of trails for hikers. To get the best out of your visit, we have compiled a list of things to do and place to visit in Florida’s Everglades Park.
Go boating in Florida Bay and Cape Sable
Cape Sable and Florida Bay are two places that you can explore by boat. The Cape Sable is a beach scape where you can get closer to wading birds, pelicans, gulls, shorebirds and terns during low tide. If the winds are light you can explore the sea side by Canoe and if the winds are strong you can go towards the Buttonwood canal which is a man made waterway in Florida Everglades’s national park
Go hiking in Big Cypress National Reserve
The Big Cypress National Reserve offers several hiking trails. The park has more than 40 miles of hiking trails extending from North to Alligator Alley and from South to Loop road. There are several opportunities to explore the wildlife in the park during the hiking trip. While hiking through pine lands you can look for brown nuthatches, red-cockaded woodpecker colonies, and bluebirds. An early morning hiking trip will present you with sightings of wild turkey, water moccasin, otter, barred owl, and very rarely Florida panther.
Go diving in Coral Reef
The coral necklace in Florida is the third longest in the world. The coral reef in Florida Everglades is home to more than 400 species of fish, and 40 species of coral. If you are not a fan of sea diving, you can still get a breathtaking view of coral by traveling through a glass bottom boat. Here you can also indulge in snorkeling trips as you can get everything needed at a discounted rate.
A diving trip in Biscayne Bay will give you an opportunity to see more than dozen of historic shipwrecks. Here you will also get an opportunity to see hundreds of rainbow colored fish species, American crocodiles, and several species of sea turtles and varied marine life. Above the waters, you can see bald eagles and brown pelicans patrolling the airways to catch fish.