Follow the Everglades Trail to explore the natural wonders
of this international treasure. From Florida Bay north
to the headwaters in Central Florida, you will find
sites that provide accessible opportunities for you to enjoy
the beautiful public lands of the Greater Everglades
Ecosystem. This subtropical region is a remarkable ecosystem
with unique plants and wildlife - more than 4 million acres
of public lands vital not only for nature but for the
supply for South Florida.
Local, state and federal agencies joined together to
create this fun and educational opportunity for public
of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. Extending from
the Kissimmee River, through Lake Okeechobee and the
into Florida Bay, the Everglades Trail provides you
the chance to see the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
The effects of the Everglades ecosystem are felt as
far away as the Dry Tortugas and beyond.
On the Trail
Plan your adventure along the Everglades Trail according to your
time and interests. Since the trail is not a specific route, you
may tour for a day, weekend, or longer. You may want to spend your
entire time at one site, or visit several a day.
Canoeing, hiking, biking, boardwalks and trails await
you. Experience on your own or on tram or boat
tours. You will also find many other points of interest along
way. Interesting attractions and museums offer fun-filled adventures in cultural and natural history.
Each season offers different opportunities. While the
summer can be hot and buggy and the winter can be cooler
and drier, the rewards of discovery are possible year-round.
Please remember to travel safely, bringing along drinks
and snacks, bug spray and clothing appropriate for South
Florida's frequently changing weather. You may also
find binoculars and field guide books useful tools for
Look for the Everglades Trail highway
signs along the way directing you to the designated
Everglades Trail sites.
Each site will have a green-roofed kiosk styled after
a native chickee with interpretive signs on the Everglades
and information about where you are in the ecosystem.
better plan your time, you might contact a site for
more information prior to your visit.
A brochure and map of the trail is available at any
of the sites or at Visit Florida (www.fla.usa)
As you drive the Everglades Trail, listen to stories
of wildlife and the history of the region. A
CD offers recordings of diverse musical interpretations
of the region by Florida musicians, including two songs
by Florida's most famous musician, Jimmy Buffett.
Look for these CDs at sales outlets located at the participating
Additional Travel Information
For more information on accommodations and attractions
in the area, log on to Visit Florida at: www.fla.usa
In addition to these gateways to the Everglades Trail,
you will find interesting sites along the way to discover
on your Everglades adventure.
See You on the Trail
Thank you for visiting the Everglades Trail. Your support
for conservation of this region is important to ensure
that this international treasure survives for future generations