An ecotourist's guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys

Robert Silk

Book - 2016

"Packed with adventure and a local's expert advice, this guide is essential reading for a fun-filled trip through the world's most famous wetland, the Everglades, and the spectacular marine environment of the 130-mile island chain formed by the Florida Keys. From the Ten Thousand Islands to Big Cypress, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys, Silk stops through alluring locales, such as a mysterious Coral Castle in the Redland/Homestead area, and the exceptional waterside campgrounds of Biscayne National Park. Silk's tour of the region even features an eerie Cold War-era missile base deep in Everglades National Park. Awe-inspiring boardwalks, paddles through mangroves, dives to imperiled reefs, a ride on the famous African... Queen boat from the eponymous Bogart and Hepburn movie, and a sampling of the scenic and quirky attraction of Key West complete Silk's journey. Along the way, the reader will learn about local history and culture and discover some of the eclectic, locally owned restaurants, watering holes, and attractions that possess the charming Old Florida character."--provided by

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Gainesville : University Press of Florida [2016]
Main Author
Robert Silk (author)
Other Authors
Clyde Butcher, 1942- (writer of foreword)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xi, 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • When to go
  • A diverse but connected ecosystem
  • Rising seas
  • Everglades City and the western Tamiami Trail
  • The Big Cypress and the eastern Tamiami Trail
  • Redland, Homestead, and Biscayne National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • The upper Florida Keys
  • The middle Florida Keys and the lower Florida Keys
  • Key West and Dry Tortugas National Park.