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Homestead Trolley to the National Parks
National Park Trolley Graphic Every weekend, from November, 2014 through April 2015, Homestead invites its residents, neighbors, and visitors to explore Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, and Bayfront Park with a free guided trolley ride from Historic Downtown Homestead. The City of Homestead, recently designated as the “Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks”, created this pioneer program to offer free public transportation to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks by expanding its already successful local trolley service. In addition, both Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park have partnered to offer free Park admission to those on the National Parks Trolley. This ground-breaking project will be the first of its kind nationally to offer public transportation to two National Parks.

For more information, call (305) 224-4457.

Free Every Weekend Graphic Catch the National Parks Trolley, every Saturday and Sunday, at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead: 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL. 

Guided Tours
Learn about the unique ecosystems and rich history of Homestead and the National Parks on guided tours provided on the trolley by National Park Rangers and Volunteers.

Plan your Day

Start and end your day in Historic Downtown Homestead where you can tour the free Old Town Hall Museum, eat at great local restaurants, enjoy a walk through a town full of history, distinct architecture and new opportunities. We encourage you to make a weekend of it! Stay at local hotels and take the whole family to one Park on Saturday and the other Park on Sunday.

Parking is FREE near the Homestead National Park Trolley stop at the "Park and Ride" parking lot located at 1 Washington Avenue, Homestead, FL 33033. Visitors can follow the directional signs west towards the Trolley stop.

Public Transportation If want to get to the Homestead National Parks Trolley stop by using Miami-Dade County Public Transportation use the Miami-Dade Transit Trip Planner at MiamiDade.gov for a step-by-step guide on catching bus 38 to the Trolley stop at 104 N. Krome Avenue. 

Trip RoutesHistoric Homestead Graphic
Downtown Homestead (Losner Park) to Parks:
7:45 Everglades National Park
9:35 Biscayne National Park & Bayfront Park
10:30 Everglades National Park
1:00 Biscayne National Park & Bayfront Park
1:55 Everglades National Park

Parks to Downtown Homestead:

11:40 Everglades National Park to Downtown
1:25 Biscayne National Park & Bayfront Park to Downtown
3:05 Everglades National Park to Downtown
4:10 Biscayne National Park & Bayfront Park to Downtown
5:15 Everglades National Park to Downtown

Biscayne National Park
Spend a day on Biscayne Bay! Bring a picnic, stroll the waterfront, look for manatees, join a Ranger-guided kayak tour, or even wet a line if you have a fishing license! Discover shipwreck artifacts, watch a film or catch an art exhibit at the visitor center. Biscayne GraphicDon’t miss our award-winning Family Fun Fest 
on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00- 4:00 pm.

Biscayne National Park

Weekend Programs
10:30 a.m. Canoe/Kayak Tour (2.5 hours)
11 a.m. Ranger-Led Program*
2-4 p.m. Canoe/Kayak Lessons*
2:30 p.m. Junior Ranger Program*
* Except Family Fun Fest Sundays (January 12, February 9, March 9 and April 13)

Family Fun Fest Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Wrestling With Trash – January 12
Biscayne Winter Games – February 9
Down on the Farm – March 9
A Sesame Street Salute – April 13

Everglades National Parkeverglades graphic
Just minutes away, lies a globally renowned treasure called Everglades National Park! The unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals makes the Everglades a truly exceptional place to visit. Stroll along the Anhinga Trail and observe alligators, turtles, butterflies and dozens of beautiful birds! Stop by the visitor center and enjoy the Park’s interactive exhibits and videos, or chat with a Ranger to learn about how special the Everglades is to all of us.

Anhinga Amble
Interested in seeing wildlife? Take a stroll and explore the renowned Anhinga Trail where alligators, wading birds and other wildlife are easily spotted! Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible, 0.7 miles, 50 minutes, Daily at 10:30 am

Glades Glimpse 
The Everglades is a place like no other! Sit in the shade as a ranger reveals the amazing wonders of the Everglades. Topics vary daily. Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible. 20 minutes. Daily at 3:00 pm

Gator Spy – Take a stroll along the Anhinga Trail and discover how the American Alligator is a crucial and vital member of the Everglades. Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible, 0.7 mile, 50 minutes, Daily at 2:30 pm

Everglades National Park

Homestead Bayfront Park
Bayfront graphic
Come swim at this popular County Park, next to Biscayne National Park,
and enjoy its tropical atoll pool and beach. The Park offers a beach-side restaurant,
picnic pavilions, grills, a fishing area and a large playground. The park also
conveniently provides outdoor showers and restrooms.

Bayfront Park

This program was created in partnership with NPCA