As the eastern gateway to Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, Miami has a full spectrum of recreation from easy urban walks in city parks to wild and wooly sloshfests in one of the harshest habitats in America. Backpacking is relegated to the backcountry of the Everglades and the Big Cypress National Preserve.
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- Life is Wild: An Invitation (12/7/2014) - A long hike changes you. Win tickets to a Florida screening of the movie Wild, featuring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Tegus establish a foothold in Florida (7/31/2014) - It's big. It's colorful. And it's the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.
- Miami Hikes? (2/4/2009) - Response to a reader question on trails within a half-hour of Aventura: My wife and I love to walk and hike. What trails would you recommend?
- Nature’s Way (5/8/2006) - Visit the Everglades late in April? To me, this was absolutely foolish but, due to personal circumstances, necessary. I prepped like I’d never prepped before. Long sleeved shirts. Long pants. Mosquito headnets. Gallons of water. Many cans of bug spray. A healthy paranoia about getting out of the car. We stopped at Robert is Here […]