Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (21)
HC-61, Box 21-A
Clewiston, FL 33440
A one-mile raised boardwalk through a beautiful cypress dome leads to an authentic Living Village depicting Seminole life at the turn of the century. The Museum's exhibits and artifacts show how Seminole ancestors lived in the Everglades.
Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve(19)
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
With 110,000 acres, this preserve provides opportunities to explore natural areas and cultural history. The Environmental Learning Center features exhibits, daily programs, nature trails, viewing area, guided kayak tours, art gallery, gift shop, and special events.
20200 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34114
Enjoy hiking, camping, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and birding (best during fall and winter) amongst the mangroves and tropical hardwood hammocks. Also see the walking dredge used to build the Tamiami Trail.
A self-guided boardwalk offers a leisurely walk through original growth cypress trees. The more adventuresome can hike approximately 60 miles of trails. Park staff offer guided swamp walks from Nov. – Feb.
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
Visitors to the Preserve will enjoy the scenic drives, bird watching, a swamp walk, canoeing, and biking on their own or on a ranger-led trip. Information, a short film, and exhibits are available at the Big Cypress Visitor Center.
The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve (2)
2700 Scrub Jay Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34759
This 12,000-acre preserve, located at the historic headwaters of the Everglades, is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. Interpretive exhibits and 2 1/4-mile hiking trail are available. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Best to call ahead.
Alligator Alley I-75 Rest Area at
Mile Marker 36
In addition to restrooms and a boat ramp, the Everglades Wildlife Management Area has wildlife exhibits and an observation platform. Wading birds are frequently spotted in the sawgrass marsh – so bring a camera!
The DuPuis Management Area on the northern edge of the original Everglades presents opportunities to ride horses, camp, hunt, and walk along an interpretive trail. A visitor center with exhibits interprets the natural and cultural aspects of the reserve.
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail State
Appromixately 3 miles Southwest of U.S. 441 on State Road 78
The LOST Trail features abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Some of the species you may be lucky enough to see are bald eagles, snail kites, and sandhill cranes. Visitors can fish, bike, jog, canoe, or launch a boat from the C. Scott Driver Jr. Recreation Area.
U.S. Highway 98 between Lorida and Fort Basinger
Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting, primitive camping, horseback riding, boating, and picnicking. An array of wildlife, including the occasional black bear and caracara, provide an opportunity for wildlife photography.
Prairie Lake Unit,
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area(4)
25 miles South of St. Cloud on SR 523 (Canoe Creek Rd)
This dry prairie habitat fosters much bird life. Regardless of when you visit, your chances of seeing a bald eagle are high. In addition to bird watching, visitors can also hunt, fish, hike, and camp while at the Prairie Lakes Unit.
Hunter's Creek Middle School
13400 Town Loop Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837
Located within the hustle and bustle of urban Orlando, Shingle Creek provides a good look at the initial headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem. It's a great place to bike, hike, fish, kayak, canoe, and see wildlife. Canoe boat ramp available.
Everglades National Park -
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center(13)
40001 State Route 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Everglades National Park has three entrances on the Everglades Trail. Start your visit here at the Coe Visitor Center and enjoy numerous opportunities on the road to Flamingo on Florida Bay. The South Dade Greenway Network, with additional recreational trails in the Everglades, is adjacent to the Park.
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge(10)
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Refuge visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and bird watching. The Headquarters Area offers a visitor center, observation tower, fishing platform, canoe trail, and nature trails. Boat ramps are available at Headquarters Area, Hillsboro Recreation Area, and at 20-Mile Bend.