10 Trails, Bikes And Beaches Off Miami's Party Circuit


By Andrew Belonsky

Ten of our favorite places to get back to nature near South Beach.

The elusive and endangered Florida panther keeps to itself in the Big Cypress National Preserve, a 729,000 acre freshwater swamp that border the Everglades, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to spot one during dry-season hikes over the Florida National Scenic Trail or wet-season otter watching expeditions. Or perhaps one will pop up on the shore as you canoe through the 10 mile Turner River Paddling Trail.

There's so much to do in this natural paradise that you may very well want to stay the night.

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