What is the best part of the Everglades to visit?
Shark Valley (Miami) Named because its water flows southwest toward Shark River, Shark Valley is the heartland of the Everglades. At Shark Valley you can walk, bike, or ride a tram along a 15-mile loop road and see some of the park’s best wildlife concentrations.
What are the top five things to do in Everglades National Park?
Take a Tram or Bike the Shark Valley Road. Take a Ranger-Guided Canoe Tour. Hike the Anhinga Trail for Alligator Sightings. Attend a Ranger Program. Take a Wild Ride in an Airboat. Bring Your Binoculars for Outstanding Birdwatching. Take a Slogging Tour Through the Swamp.
What is the most beautiful part of Everglades?
The southernmost section (the orange points on the map), which includes the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and the Flamingo Visitor Center, is one of the most popular spots for visitors. Highway 9336 links these two visitor centers with short walks, viewpoints, hiking trails, and opportunities to go kayaking.
Is Everglades National Park worth seeing?
The Everglades are the only subtropical preserve in North America. The park is astoundingly diverse which is amazing considering there is pretty much no change in altitude. There are a lot of different plants you won’t find other places. Bird photographers enjoy the many eye-catching species.
How much time should I spend at Everglades National Park?
Two days in the park is fine, but if you’re really wanting to immerse yourself in the Everglades, give yourself three full days! With three days in the park, you’ll have time to explore all of the main sections of the park — Shark Valley, Flamingo, and Everglades City.
What time of year is best to see the Everglades?
Are you planning a trip to the park from November through April? These months fall into our dry season, one of the most popular times to visit, due to the lower temperatures, lessening of mosquitoes, and abundance of wildlife.
Why is Everglades National Park so famous?
The Everglades provides important habitat for numerous species like the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther. The park has long been a birder’s paradise — it is the winter home of more than 360 different species of birds. Check out tips for staying safe while viewing wildlife.
What is the biggest problem in the Everglades?
Nutrient pollution causes algae blooms that take oxygen out of the water, suffocating much of the natural flora and fauna. More than 25 percent of the Everglades has been damaged by excessive nutrient pollution.
How do you spend 2 days in the Everglades National Park?
Start with an airboat tour (we liked Everglades Safari Park) Go to Shark Valley, see the Visitor Center exhibits. Rent bikes or take a tram tour along the 15-mile Tram Trail. Walk the .5-mile Bobcat Boardwalk and Otter Cave Trails.
What is the most scenic drive through the Everglades?
There are two ways to cross the bottom of the Florida peninsula — the fast four-lane Alligator Alley (I-75), or the more scenic two-lane Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41). Both roads will take you through miles of Everglades scenery with glimpses of alligators sunning along the waterways and Everglades birds in the trees.