A trip through Everglades National Park can be an easy day trip from Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Just go to any of the four visitors centers will be the best Park entrances. The National Park Service has that info.
At Shark Valley you can rent bikes and ride around the 15 mile loop. It is a very long bike ride that will take a novice biker several hours. And don't forget the SPF 45. Especially on your knees. Go during the week when you have less families clogging up the road. And yes, there will be times when you hear a gator growl. And yes that is a very unnerving sound.
It is an amazing National Park. Here at the Anhinga Trail we have a mile long walk which guarantees you will see dozens of alligators and migratory birds. Even this **chap to the right must be looking at something so exciting it requires binoculars. **Note: man with binoculars is not an actor.
At the end of Anhinga Trail the payoff includes a couple dozen gator's resting in one apparent orgy of gator goodness.
I guess the "Do Not Swim" sign would have been redundant?
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