Directions: There are two access points to the Shingle Creek
Trail in Hunter's Creek. You can enter though the back of the Vistas (between
Palma Vista and Flora Vista) or behind Hunter's Creek Middle School (site of the
Everglades Trail kiosk).
Trail Information: Shingle Creek and adjacent wetlands form the initial headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem, which is the major water source for Lake Tohopekaliga, and part of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. The land serves as an important habitat to many species of flora and fauna. A variety of wildlife can be spotted such as white-tailed deer, alligators, turkey, and resident and migratory bird species.
Shingle Creek has been designated by the State as the first stop along the Everglades Trail, a series of driving destination stops to explore the Everglades Ecosystem.