Everglades National Park – The Largest Wetland & Biological Wonderland at Southern Florida
Everglades National Park resides the primary component of the South Florida ecosystem and includes an incredibly rich mixture of plants as well as the animals. Early morning fog shrouds the Everglades from a peaceful nighttime silence to the wild chatter of Everglades.
The major source of such lush plants and wildlife inhabitants is the free falling river in the Southern Florida; fifty miles wide and one foot deep. Currently, all the water flowing into the Everglades is controlled by the human-made system of levees and canals; restoring this river to mimicry natural seasonal cycles has been the focus of the massive effort to restore this biological wonderland. As the visitors drive down the main park road they will see lots of signs of short easy trails; most of them are half a mile trails with exquisite sightseeing spots, and some are boardwalk trails that are easily accessible and fun for the family.
One of the best things about coming to the park through the Homestead entrance or passing by the Ernest Coe Visitor Center is that visitors can witness every type of inhabitants that resides in the park. From December to April, Everglades National Park posts an amazing array of migratory birds especially the water birds that come for feeding and even nesting in the park. The iconic alligator animal of the park can be witnessed easily because of the extensive number of their existence in the region.
The best things to do in the park are hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, biking, and wildlife sightseeing. Everglades National Park is a wonderfully unique place with a diversity of life unlike anywhere else in the country. And, thanks to the restoration efforts that future generations will also enjoy its natural treasures; the treasures that are truly priceless.
What to visit in the Everglades National Park?
It is a significant geological depression of the park and resides the Visitors Center which features many educational displays, informational broachers, and an underwater camera journey. Shark Valley Observatory Tower is the most visited spot, and it overlooks some of the park’s best views.
It is located at four miles of distance from Royal Palm Visitor Center. Anhinga Trail covers around 0.4-mile walkway on the Taylor Slough, and it is famous for its abundance of wildlife sightseeing such as the alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles. It is the most visited and popular trails in the entire Everglades National Park.
Big Cypress National Preserve:
It is a natural preserve region covering almost seventy-two thousand acres of land at the southern Florida in Everglades National Park. The south tip of Florida National Scenic Trail can be found in the Big Cypress. For the visitors who don’t mind their feet getting wet can enjoy hiking and exploring the charms of this region. Canoeing and bicycling is another renowned activity for the visitors in this area. The park’s specialists also provide ranger tours.