Florida Trails

Florida, located in the southeastern U.S., is a peninsula consisting of four main regions: the Gulf Coast/Atlantic Ocean coastal plants, the upland of the north and northwest, the Everglades in the south, and the Florida Keys that extend off the southern point of the state. While it may not have the mountains and deserts of other outdoor hotspots, hiking in Florida is still a fascinating experience.

Florida is home to Everglades National Park, which sits at the southern tip of the peninsula, a subtropical wilderness comprised of mangroves and swamps. Boaters and hikers can explore the park’s interior by canoe or kayak, or venture into its heart on one of the few trails that dip in.

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