Two short nature walks start from the visitor center as well as an all-day hike along the 15-mile paved tram road.
The boardwalk, about 500 yards long, penetrates a sawgrass prairie with extensive cattails before entering a lowland hammock of willows and other trees able to survive such wet conditions.
Interpretive signs identify various plants and ecosystems and, yes, you definitely could see a bobcat lurking in this area.
With low sunlight, this is a nice walk after the last tram of the day. Large grasshoppers like the top of the boardwalk railing.
It passes through a hardwood hammock of Caribbean and Bahamian type trees for about 200 yards. The trail, a combo of rough limestone and small footbridges for crossing a stream, goes past such well known Glades trees as the peeling red-barked gumbo limbo and the gnarly stranger fig (a huge strangler is marked by a sign) .
The Tram Road
Hike is for those who want to walk the 15-mile tram road loop.
Plenty of liquids, sunscreen, floppy hat, sunglasses and insect repellent are necessary anytime of year. So are snacks or sandwiches to get you to the end of the road.