"A Hike Along the Shore of Florida Bay" Top 5 Page for this destination Everglades National Park Things to Do Tip by KimberlyAnn

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Description Bayshore Loop is a two-mile hike that begins in the forest and swings down to the shore where it meanders along the shore of Florida Bay before swinging up to a coastal prairie of bright green succulent plants. Along the shore you will see mangrove trees as well as vast views of the bay. In one spot the day I hiked I passed under a tree filled with hundreds of spider webs. In the center of each web sat a beautifully colored spider. These were all the same variety, but ranged in size from small to quite large. They had long, thin, yellow and black-banded legs, and long thin bodies. The elongated abdomen was various colors with red the predominant one. They were also intricately patterned with white lines and some black on the body. Really beautiful! (I think these may be banana spiders) In another area I saw a group of horseshoe crabs clustered together mating.

Directions: Begin at the Coastal Prairie Trail head at the back of loop ?C? in the Flamingo Campground. Veer left at the trail junction to the bay

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2003
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