For the sixth year in a row, the City of Homestead is connecting NASCAR fans to offer free tours of Everglades & Biscayne National Parks as the Homestead National Parks Trolley runs special Parks Tours for NASCAR route from the Speedway RV Lot on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
At Everglades National Park, race fans will encounter wildlife like alligators, turtles, butterflies, and dozens of beautiful birds in the globally renowned mix of habitats that make up this unique ecosystem. Enjoy special ranger-led programs including wildlife spotting during the Anhinga Amble at 10:30AM or relaxed educational talks during the 1:30pm Glades Glimpse.
At Biscayne National Park, explore crystal clear waters and experience nature up close in this mostly aquatic park. The Boca Chita Island Experience departs at 10am and 1:30pm, giving visitors the chance to explore Biscayne Bay and the iconic Boca Chita Key. Island Experience tours cost $44 (plus tax) for adults and $34 (plus tax) for kids aged 5 to 12. The tour is free for ages 4 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting calling 786-335-3644 or online: http://www.BiscayneNationalParkInstitute.com
In addition to the special routes, the entire weekend will feature displays at the Speedway from both Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, NPCA, and Florida National Parks Association. Park Rangers will be present to educate fans about the wildlife and habitats found in the parks. Interactive displays will include touch tables and giveaways. Also, look for appearances by the NPCA mascot, Teddy.
The innovative and wildly popular Homestead National Parks Trolley program promoting eco-tourism and Homestead’s Historic Downtown will return every weekend from January 4 to April 12, 2020. For more information, please visit www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway