Sunday, 20 December 2009

Destinations: Everglades National Park - USA

The Everglades National Park lies at the very southern tip of Florida. This vast sub-tropical wetland is a paradise for birds and birdwatchers but also a great place to see American Alligators up close. Visiting is easy as roads into the area are good and board-walks run into some of the swamps and hardwood hammocks. There are also excellent Visitor's Centres at Everglades City, Shark Valley, Flamingo and Homestead, where everything you will need to explore the area is available: maps, books, guides, boat-trips, accommodation info etc. Once in the Everglades it is hard to believe the huge metropolis of Miami is so close.

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