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Everglades NP

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Everglades NP


We'll be in Miami for 3 days - April 16-19 ( yes Easter ). On 17/4 planning on taking a trip to the Everglades. I'm just after some wisdom on whether best to go to Shark Valley or go down to the Homestead City end. Thoughts will be much appreciated.



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1. Re: Everglades NP

Shark Valley offers a guided tram or the option to rent bikes for use on the trail. There is also ready access to airboat tours.

South entrance offers countless trails to hike on foot. Canoe/kayak rentals( high deposit fee's apply), Ranger led walks.

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2. Re: Everglades NP

I am assuming you'll be driving....

Shark Valley is a shorter drive, and more compact, yet gives you a very good feel for the Everglades. The main entrance involves more driving and more types of trails. If you wanted to spend half a day I'd go with Shark Valley. If you want to spend a full day then the main entrance near Homestead.

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