7 Serene New Year’s Discoveries in Everglades National Park


Everglades National Park is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the US, home to rare and endangered species like the Florida panther and American crocodile.

The Ernest Coe Visitor Center is open 365 days a year. It offers educational displays, orientation films, and informational brochures. 

Ernest Coe Visitor Center 


The Anhinga Trail is a short and easy walk that takes you through a sawgrass marsh. You can see many birds, turtles, alligators, and fish along the way. 

Anhinga Trail 


Shark Valley is a 15-mile loop road that offers a scenic ride through the heart of the Everglades. You can rent a bike, take a tram tour, or walk along the road.  

Shark Valley 


Royal Palm is a popular area that features two trails: the Gumbo Limbo Trail and the Long Pine Key Trail.  

Royal Palm 


Flamingo is the southernmost point of the park, where the freshwater meets the saltwater. 



Pine Island is the site of the former Royal Palm State Park, which was the precursor of Everglades National Park.  

Pine Island 


Gulf Coast is the western entrance of the park, where you can access the Ten Thousand Islands, a chain of mangrove islands that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. 

Gulf Coast 


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