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Stories and Tips Everglades National Park

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The Anhinga Trail: Photographer's Dream

Written by reef2020 on 30 Oct, 2000

Not far into Everglades National Park's southern entrance is a turnoff for the Royal Palm area. There are two great trails here. The first is the Gumbo Limbo trail, which takes you through a tropical hardwood forest. While still recovering from the devastating impact of…Read More


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Everglades City: Western Entrance to Everglades National Park

Written by reef2020 on 30 Oct, 2000

South of Naples lies Everglades City, the western gateway to Everglades National Park. This is a water-based area, so you won't find any trails to hike or roads to drive. What you will find are boat trips out through the mangrove wilderness of the Ten…Read More


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Shark Valley

Written by reef2020 on 29 Oct, 2000

This is the best part of the Everglades. A fifteen-mile long loop trail takes you right into the heart of the 'River of Grass.' From the 65-foot tall observation tower, it is quite easy to understand where Marjory Stoneman Douglas came up with her now-famous…Read More


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What is the Everglades?

Written by reef2020 on 29 Oct, 2000

Though the main flow of the Everglades is in an area called Shark Valley, you won't find any sharks here. Nevertheless, it is indeed a valley. The 'mountains' on either side of the valley are only a few feet high, but that is just enough…Read More


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Sunset in the Everglades

Written by Tideone on 03 Mar, 2001

Some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen took place in the Florida Keys and this time was no different. Having been held up by traffic on US 1, we found ourselves traveling the 50 some odd miles from Florida City to Flamingo as…Read More


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Raccoon comes for a visit

Written by Tideone on 02 Mar, 2001

We were browsing in the gift shop after dinner when a woman came rushing into the gift shop and said to the woman behind the counter, "Did you know there is a raccoon on the porch outside?" The saleswoman looked at her and said, "I am…Read More


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Florida City City Hall

Written by Tideone on 14 Mar, 2001

On your way to Everglades National Park you can't miss the Florida City City Hall. It will be on your right-hand side after you have turned off of US 1. Check out the animals in front of city hall. No, they are not real animals but…Read More


Pa-hay-okee Overlook --- Shark Valley

Written by AnaMH on 03 Nov, 2000

If you want to get a real sense of what the Florida Everglades are, take a trip to the Pa- hay-okee Overlook. The meaning of Pa-hay-okee in the Seminole language is “grassy waters” and this trip will certainly show you the grassy river that…Read More


Shark Valley - Everglades Natl Park

Written by AnaMH on 03 Nov, 2000

I’m not exactly sure where the name Shark Valley comes from because there are no valleys to be found nearby and no sharks have been spotted here in over a million years. Regardless of the meaning of the name, this area remains one of the…Read More


Westlake in Everglades Shark Valley area

Written by AnaMH on 03 Nov, 2000

The Everglades is full of unique ecosystems that can't be found outside of South Florida. One of these being Westlake. Westlake is the site where salt water from different tidal estuaries mixes with the fresh water of the Everglades, creating an unusual mangrove of salt-resistant…Read More


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