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Top Florida Attractions: The Everglades

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The Everglades: Into the Wild

Don your trusty waders for landscape photographer Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks, which get you up close and personal with his muse: the Everglades, one of the most elemental Florida attractions. As you wade and wend your way through Big Cypress National Preserve’s knee-deep murk, eco-guides divulge the secrets of the 720,000-acre wetlands. 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee; 1 1/2-hour walks from $50 per person, Saturdays, October–March.

Spookiest Sight: In nearby Everglades City, the Ivey House Bed & Breakfast ($$) leads twilight paddling tours that take you to spot alligators—look for the glowing eyes.

Lindsey Olander


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