Paddle the Everglades
December heralds the start of the winter dry season in South Florida, which not only means better weather for visitors to Everglades National Park, but also higher concentrations of wildlife. A wide variety of birds like horned grebes and American wigeons migrate from northerly latitudes to winter in the Everglades, making it a mecca for birders from across the continent. Meanwhile, retreating waters force alligators, turtles, and other wildlife to congregate at permanent swamps and waterholes, many of which are located along popular walkways like the Anhinga Trail. There are also a number of kayak and canoeing trails such as Hell’s Bay that, while buggy during the summer season, are ideal for paddlers in December, before water levels drop dangerously low from February to May.
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