Top Adventures in Homestead

  • Hike the Anhinga Trail, Everglades

    The Anhinga trail starts at the Royal Palm visitor center and stretches .8 miles through a fascinating sawgrass marsh. Being close to the park entrance, this is a very popular and busy trail. Expect crowds. If you have a choice of season, winter i...

    0.8 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Anhinga Trail

    The Everglades National Park is a superb spot for viewing wading birds and alligators off an easy paved path. There are a number of observation decks along the way, off of the main path. The trail begins at the Visitor Center, following Taylor Slo...

    0.8 miles

  • Watch the Sunrise at the Deering Estate People's Dock

    The Deering Estate is a magnificent and historic property with a home built in 1900.  To see the house and check out its immediate property, you will need to pay to enter the gates.  However, just 50 yards south of the entry to the Estate is a sma...

  • Take a Stroll on the Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail

    Park at the trailhead and hop onto the boardwalk trail. Its very short--just 0.2 miles, so take your time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Partway through the hike there is a lookout tower which is great for getting a high vantage point to enjoy...

    0.2 miles

  • Explore Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    There are few places as beautiful and serene as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden! Located right in Coral Gables, near Miami, this garden boasts an extensive amount of well-groomed acres with hundreds of different tropical flowers and species of p...

  • Take a Sunrise Stroll around Matheson Hammock

    Matheson Hammock is a beautiful park in the heart of one of the oldest sections of Miami, just off of Old Culter Road.  This is far off the tourist map which is mostly confined to South Beach. However, it is just 20 minutes from the beach and 10 m...

  • Stroll along the Mahogany Hammock Trail

    Parking is available right next to the trailhead. Hop onto the boardwalk for a 0.5 mile hike through the Florida everglades. The boardwalk takes you across marshes and dense foliage. This place is home to many different animal species, so be on th...

    0.5 miles

  • Walk the Mahogany Hammock Trail in Everglades NP

    Located a short drive off the main drag to the Flamingo Visitor Centre (and only a few hours from Miami) this short boardwalk through a lush Mahogany and Gumbo-Limbo plants is an easy walk for families.Elevated upon a well-serviced boardwalk this ...

    0.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Paddle the 9 Mile Pond Canoe Trail

    If you only do one thing in the Everglades, I highly recommend canoeing through the mangrove and lake meadows of 9 mile pond. I had thought the Everglades would have been swampy, but they are in fact "glades" or open meadows in a forest.We decide...

  • Bike through Shark Valley

    The Shark Valley loop allows you to experience a peaceful bike ride and close encounters with wildlife found in the Everglades. This paved trail takes about 2-3 hours to complete and includes an observation tower with quite a view.Fill up or purch...

    15 miles

  • Hike through Shark Valley

    I would like to preface this adventure by saying that if you prefer to bike Shark Valley, please reference Rob Witt's adventure "Bike through Shark Valley".  Biking is certainly the best way to see the whole trail, and not spend the entire day doi...

    15 miles

  • Mountain Bike or Kayak at the Virginia Key North Point Trails

    Virginia Key North Point Trails offers 8.2 of mountain bike trails ranging from novice to advanced and expert. There is a variety of cool features and bridges to ride on, overlooking the beach and Downtown Miami. The trails are constantly maintain...

    8.2 miles 36.5 ft gain

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