Welcome to Southern Everglades Highway
As you go past Homestead and Florida City, the farmland loses its uniformity and the flat land becomes more tangled, wild and studded with pine and cypress. In a few miles, you'll reach the entrance post to the southern Everglades. This road is packed with sites, including short nature trails full of great wildlife-watching opportunities, narrow waterways for canoeing, and scenic ponds and lakes. The road ends at Flamingo, where you can arrange boat tours out into Florida Bay, take a coastal walk or simply hang out around the dock looking for manatees and alligators. The 38-mile drive between the park entrance (near Ernest Coe Visitor Center) and Flamingo takes just under an hour, though you could spend many days doing activities (hiking, night walks, canoeing) in this stretch of the national park.