Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Photo/map album: Biscayne’s Convoy Point

Visitors to Florida’s Biscayne National Park can enjoy a great oceanside hike along the lone main land trail at Convoy Point.

The park can be reached by heading south from Miami down U.S. Hwy. 1. In Homestead, turn onto SW 328th Street – also known as North Canal Drive – and continue approximately nine miles to the road’s end. Park at the new Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The trailhead is on the lot’s northeast side.

The sunrises over the ocean are gorgeous at the point; here a double-crested cormorant enjoys the new morning:

The trail runs 0.65-miles round trip:

The Dante Fascell Visitor Center at dawn:

Biscayne is most popular as a snorkeling destination:

The Florida spiny lobster is one of the many denizens of the park and point (courtesy ufl):

Here's a full description of the trail.

Learn about other great national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.