BOYNTON BEACH — About 260 species of birds and waterfowl find their way here throughout the year, and you can find them by hiking, biking or paddling the canoe trail.
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Whereas the waterways along the paved path in Shark Valley normally teem with wildlife in winter, this year gators and birds are harder to spot. You’ll see some — just not in abundance. It’s all a result of a very wet January and the South Florida Water Management District sending a flow of water through Shark Valley for the first time in decades.
Alabama Jack’s has been an outpost in the middle of water and mangroves for 50 years. It’s a well-weathered, open-air, waterfront spot known for conch fritters, fresh fish and pure Keys ambiance.
This entrance to Everglades National Park has one trail, but it’s so special that Shark Valley is hard to top. It’s an especially great place to bicycle.
You can explore the wilderness of the Ten Thousand Islands off Florida’s Gulf Coast with this short kayak trail to an uninhabited island full of history. It’s the perfect “starter” kayak trail for an area full of paddling possibilities.
The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.
Our Everglades National Park paddle on the Coot Bay/Mud Lake trail offered two hours of gorgeous scenery through magical mangrove tunnels. It also required about two hours of hard paddling against the wind.
Justin Riney’s Everglades Exile begins June 1. The environmental activist will brave heat, bugs, gators and snakes while living and camping in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. Thanks to technology, you can come along.
Over the past year, Florida Rambler has taken you to a great many authentic Florida destinations. Our favorites are Apopka, Everglades City, the Lower Keys, Punta Gorda and the back roads near Daytona Beach — all offering outdoor recreation opportunities of the first degree.
A canoe or kayak trail at Everglades National Park is a perfect way to surround yourself with the sights, sounds and creatures of the Everglades. On our recent trip, a 15-foot crocodile smiled as we paddled by.