Everglades: The Trails-from Homestead to Flamingo

The Ernest Coe Visitor Center is located at Homestead, right at the main entrance to the Everglades National Park. The Center's educational displays offer lots of useful information about the Everglades. Friendly park rangers hand out free park maps and provide descriptions of park trails.

The trails leading to the Flamingo district are quite different in nature. On some trails you may see alligators or exotic birds whereas other trails focus on the local fauna.

Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo trail are the first two trails. Both trails start at the same parking lot, which is only a short drive to the left of Ernest Coe Visitor Center.

While hiking Anhinga trail, you can see alligators and exotic birds.

Gumbo Limbo trail leads through swamps with diverse vegetation, such as swamp cypress, royal palms, mahogany trees, gumbo limbo trees, ferns, Spanish moss and other plants, for example, orchids or tillandsias.

The Pahayokee overlook is a raised observation platform with sweeping views of the Everglades swamps.

Following the road, you'll get closer to the coast and pass several mangrove forests native to tidal areas with fresh and salt water.

At the end of the route you'll arrive in the fishing village of Flamingo. In addition to the Flamingo Visitor Center, Flamingo has a campground, a gas station and a boat rental that also offers boating tours.

The admission fee is $10, and entitles you to visit to the Everglades National Park for another seven days (different park entrances included).

Everglades: The Trails-from Homestead to Flamingo

Everglades Nationalpark, Florida
Everglades Nationalpark, Florida
Everglades Nationalpark, Florida
Everglades Nationalpark, Florida
Everglades Nationalpark, Florida

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