Biscayane National Park is located in southern Florida. It is one of the best national parks in the state to spend your holidays. The park has plenty of activities to offer from kayaking through mangrove forest to hiking. As the park is covered with 95% of water making is the best place for summer. Here we have mentioned the top places to visit in Biscayne National Park.
Spite Trail is the longest trail in the park which is 14 miles. It is the only challenging trail in the Biscayne. Spite Trail is considered to be the only true hike in the park. The trail offers the chance to see wildlife and even wildflowers. It is suitable for all levels of hikers. To complete the trail it takes about 6 to 7 hours.
The major portion of the hike is along a sandy trail, you get to pass through dunes and flatland forested ecosystems. The trail does not have many views.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and Kayaking are the major attractions of Biscayne National Park. The park has a number of kayaking routes that lets you get close to the mangrove shorelines and shallow bay waters of the park.
Hurricane Creek is a best place for kayaking and snorkeling and it leads you underneath the mangrove trees. These mangroves are home to small creatures like crabs, anemones, fish, and other ocean life.
For expert kayakers, you can paddle across the Biscayne Bay to Elliott or Boca Chita Key. It gives you a challenging experience. The route is about eight miles one way. Elliott Key offers more than kayaking. It has hiking trails and a beach, they even have a visitor center.
Even if you are a beginner, the Mowry Canal Paddle is the perfect place for you. It is an easy 2-mile trail that starts from the visitor center and north through the mangroves. There are Canoe, paddleboard, and kayak for rentals starting at $25 for 90 minutes.
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key is a must visit in Biscayne National Park Institute. It is a beautiful small island but there is plenty to do and see. The best thing to do on this island is climb the lighthouse and watch the breathtaking view. You can even go for short hikes.
Boca Chita Key has a small beach where you can swim and enjoy the view. There is a short trail, Boca Chita Key Trail, which is 0.5-mile. The trail leads to the opening into the ocean.
Stiltsville is the most unique and interesting part of Biscayne National Park. The only way to reach the place is through boat. Stiltsville is a collection of stilt houses built on sand flats a mile offshore from the Cape Florida lighthouse. There are currently seven homes. These buildings seem to be above the greenish water from a distance, and appear to be boats. As you approach near them you get a clear view of the stilt houses