Greetings from Everglades National Park

After my husband and I turned 50 we made a pact to see as many Florida parks as we could and it all started with the Everglades National Park. It is truly incredible the inspiration you get from nature. It started to get me into photography which now I adore, we both hike a lot so also good for our health, every way you look at it really has been a blessing for us! I encourage everyone to get out there interact with our parks and support them so we may have them for many years to come.

Yvonne Aguero

Everglades National Park

One of the largest wetlands in the world, this iconic "River of Grass" protects 1.5 million acres of subtropical wilderness in South Florida. Its rare mix of salt and fresh water provides critical habitat for a variety endangered plants and animals, it serves as one of the most significant corridors for migrating species, and it is home to the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western hemisphere. Visitors can access this marshy wilderness in short hikes off of the main park road or explore the western coast of the park by paddling along the stunning 99-mile Wilderness Waterway Trail. Though they may feel like a world away, these 1.3 million acres are an easy drive from Miami.

State(s): Florida

Established: 1947

“They are great for the environment and our wildlife. They encourage us to get in better shape by staying active, (to see wildlife you gotta get out)! And what a great place to gather your thoughts and be at peace. So yes, we try to support them as best as my budget lets us. ;) ”

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