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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Anhinga Trail

    4.8
    1.39 mi / 62 ft gain
    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 Slough. The Anhinga Trail is one of the best places ...
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  • Palmetto Bay, Florida

    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 small service road that leads down to the "People's D...
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

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

    4.5
    0.2 mi
    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 the landscape from. Be aware of wildlife around y...
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  • Coral Gables, Florida

    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 plants. When exploring the gardens, it is likely th...
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  • Coral Gables, Florida

    Take a Sunrise Stroll around Matheson Hammock

    5.0
    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 minutes from Downtown.  The park is enjoyed by many...
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Walk the Mahogany Hammock Trail in Everglades NP

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 trail passes the oldest Mahogany tree (Swietenia m...
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  • Homestead, Florida

    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 decided to rent canoes from the concessionaire near the ...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Bike through Shark Valley

    4.5
    15 mi
    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 purchase water bottles at the Visitor Center for your a...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Hike through Shark Valley

    15 mi
    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 doing it.  Hiking (really walking) this trail is a sl...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Mountain Bike or Kayak at the Virginia Key North Point Trails

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 36.5 ft gain
    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 maintained as there are volunteers every weekend. Virginia...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Wander through the Wynwood Walls

    There is so much to do in Wynwood, however, this adventure highlights the famous street art.  Bonus for Covid times, most of it can be done outdoors!  There are some indoor features, but that is definitely not the main attraction in my opinion.    The late Tony Goldman, a real estate developer wh...
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  • Homestead, Florida

    Kayak Camp on the East Cape, FL

    Camp along a 3 mile stretch of untouched old Florida. Not only is this the real southernmost point in the continental US (the Keys are islands), but you will most likely have it to yourself. Spot dolphins, bald eagles, ospreys, and a ton of other birds on this awesome over nighter that is great f...
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  • Homestead, Florida

    Camp at Clubhouse Beach

    4.0
    Head west from the Flamingo marina and hug the shoreline for about 4 miles (25.130287, -81.039099). Once you see an opening in the mangroves and there is sand visible you have hit your spot.Make sure to time your arrival and departure with the tides or you will get stuck at your campsite for a fe...
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  • Islamorada, Florida

    Anne's Beach

    One of the Best beaches in Florida keys. 3 parking lots so easy to park if it's not packed. Go when it's low tide and you could walk for miles in shallow warm crystal clear waters. You can put up a hammock or blanket nestled in the mangroves.
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Hike the Gator Hook Trail

    5 mi
    This 5-mile swamp walk begins off of Loop Road. To get there, take the Tamiami Trail into Big Cypress National Preserve and turn onto Loop Road (a right turn if coming from the west, a left turn from the east) at Monroe Station. About 2.2 miles down the gravel road, you will see signage for the G...
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  • Sunrise, Florida

    Mountain Bike at Markham Park

    4.5
    I was very impressed with the mountain bike trails at Markham Park. Not knowing exactly what to expect, we were hesitant at first but quickly warmed up to the trails.Markham Park and Target Range is a popular spot for locals. In addition to the mountain bike trails, there's also a target range, p...
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Camping and Lodging in Homestead

Pinecrest Group Campground
Ochopee, Florida

Pinecrest Group Campground

Flamingo Everglades National Park
Homestead, Florida

Flamingo Everglades National Park

From $89 / night

Midway Campground (Fl)
Ochopee, Florida

Midway Campground (Fl)

Hollywood KOA
Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood KOA

Davie / Ft. Lauderdale KOA Holiday
Davie, Florida

Davie / Ft. Lauderdale KOA Holiday

Monument Lake Campground
Ochopee, Florida

Monument Lake Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Homestead

It's Now or #Neverglades: The Impact of Climate Change on Everglades National Park

It's Now or #Neverglades: The Impact of Climate Change on Everglades National Park

Christian Murillo

Escape Winter and Explore the Everglades While Staying in These Eco-Tents

Escape Winter and Explore the Everglades While Staying in These Eco-Tents

Sara Sheehy