The Everglades National Park in the southern tip of Florida encompasses over 2,400 square miles of wetlands and is home to a unique ecosystem. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species.
The Everglades national park is heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, with loads of nature to watch, tons of trails for hikers, and sailing, snorkelling and diving for watersports fans – plus beachcombing and relaxing for those who want a 'proper' holiday. Among the Everglades' abundant wildlife are the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and West Indian manatee.
Layout of Everglades National Park:-Everglades National Park covers 1,508,976 acres (2,357.8 sq mi; 6,106.6 km2), throughout Dade, Monroe, and Collier counties in Florida, at the southern tip of the Atlantic coastal plain. The elevation typically ranges from 0 to 8 feet (2.4 m) above sea level.
The most popular way to sightsee in the park is no doubt a trip on an airboat. The boat with fan propeller rushes past the swamps for a thrilling adventure through the park’s murky waters home to the American alligator.
The Everglades is home to manatees, deer, black bears, the Florida Panther and an array of bird species. For birdwatching, the Nine Mile Pond and the Mrazek Pond is a nesting spot for wood storks, roseate spoonbills, snail kite, and ducks.
Shark Valley, the northern entrance to Everglades national park, is on the Tamiami Trail. The tower offers the park's best panorama of the Everglades, as well as excellent opportunities to watch alligators, turtles, wading birds and possibly snail kites.
The Anhinga Trail is a short trail (about 0.4 miles) in the Everglades National Park. The trail is a paved walkway and a boardwalk over Taylor Slough, a freshwater sawgrass marsh. Abundant wildlife is visible from the trail, including alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons, and egrets.
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