The Everglades Area

Things to do in The Everglades Area

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: south Florida’s elemental Everglades.

Throughout the year, biologist Mike Owen conducts guided swamp walks through a 20-mile-long slough filled with a million bald cypress trees, 7,000 royal palms, tropical ferns, bromeliads, otters, Everglades mink, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, the occasional bald eagle, and delicate ghost orch

Fish in the shattered jigsawlike landscape.

Rent kayaks to paddle through the mangrove swamps for less than $20.