Great Eco-Friendly Florida Tourist
If you're looking for a great holiday,
but want to be eco friendly as well, then Florida has a lot to
offer. Here's a guide to some of the environmentally friendly
attractions in Florida.
The Dolphin Research Center's history goes back to 1984, though
dolphins have been cared for on this site since the 1950. It
is home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions
as well as a wide range of marine life. The Center encompasses
90,000 square feet of lagoons, separated from the Gulf of Mexico
by low fences which keep the predators out. In addition to learning
all about dolphins, there are a number of hands on programs that
let you experience the life of a dolphin trainer or researcher,
or give a dolphin a back rub.
58901 Overseas Highway,
Grassy Key, FL
Phone: 305 289-0002
The Everglades National Park is one of the centerpieces of eco-tourism
in Florida. As the largest sub tropical wilderness in the US
and home to many endangered and rare species, it's definitely
on the must-visit list. The park covers 1.5 million acres, so
you won't be able to see all of it. Things to do include bird
watching, taking a guided tour with a park ranger, hiking through
the forest, camping and fishing. You can tour part of the Everglades
by tram or by boat and there are plenty of opportunities for
fishing. You'll never fun out of things to do in this environmental
40001 State Road 933,
Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center
The Florida Keys are home to the third longest barrier reef in
the world, which is America's only living barrier reef. This
area boasts a unique collection of marine plants and animals
which is protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary was established to conserve the fragile marine
eco system around the Keys. The Discovery Center gives you the
chance to discover that world without doing damage to the environment.
It's interactive and the whole family will enjoy it. A key feature
is the coral nursery where you can see how young coral are formed.
35 East Quay Road,
Key West, FL
Keys Wild Bird Center
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center started by accident. In 1984,
a vet started looking after some injured wild birds, and created
a home for them at Islamorada, with the help of a woodcarver.
When the center outgrew its home, it moved to Tavernier and it's
now a great place to see a wide range of wide birds recovering
from injury. Set along the Bay, the center is a great place to
visit. There are birds everywhere ñ in the trees, on the
boardwalk and along the bay. As well as these beautiful creatures,
you can see crabs and minnows and can feed the pelicans.
93600 Overseas Highway,
Phone: 305 852-4486
Florida has a number of state parks that are ideal for visitors
in search of an eco-friendly destination. There are dozens to
choose from, and here's a selection. Lake Louisa State Park features
six lakes where you can indulge in kayaking, canoeing and sailing,
fish, hike and camp while enjoying the sight of the wildlife.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park makes a great destination,
as you can explore the reef from a glass bottomed boat or go
snorkeling or scuba diving. Wakulla Springs State Park has one
of the world's deepest freshwater springs and gives you the chance
to see alligators, turtles, deer and other wildlife.
3900 Commonwealth Blvd,
Phone: (850) 245-215
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