Encompassing about 1.5 million acres of wetlands in South Florida, the Everglades National Park
is home to a rich ecosystem and unique wildlife worth exploring. There are numerous trails to venture through, including the Pine Island, Flamingo, and Coastal Prairie Trails, among others. However, trails are not normally maintained, so visitors should be prepared to encounter vines and other vegetation along their walk. Aside from hiking, the park also offers canoeing and cycling trails. Just be advised that the summer months are hot, humid and plagued by mosquitoes, so it’s necessary to cover up and wear mosquito repellent.