Free transportation, free parking, a guided tour, and waived entrance fees are all part of this exciting and successful new public service. This innovative project, a partnership between the City of Homestead and Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, is the only public transportation available to these South Florida National Parks.
Each weekend from now until April 26, free trolley rides to Everglades and Biscayne National Park departs from Historic Downtown Homestead at 104 N. Krome Avenue. Local residents and visitors who ride the trolley will receive free admission to both National Parks and to the Homestead Bayfront Park beach. Visitors can enjoy an educational guided tour while they ride the trolley. They will learn about the history and ecosystems of our national parks and how these relate to the history of Homestead and Miami-Dade County.
The Homestead National Parks Trolley departs every Saturday and Sunday from picturesque Historic Downtown Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can enjoy local area restaurants, take in Homestead’s beautiful historic architecture, or visit the free Old Town Hall Museum before or after their visit to the parks. The Homestead National Parks Trolley can be picked up at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead at 104 N. Krome Avenue. The trolley connects to bus routes from Miami-Dade County public transportation. There is also plenty of free parking adjacent to the trolley stop.
From Downtown Homestead, the National Parks Trolley will bring visitors to Everglades National Park’s Ernest Coe Visitor Center and the Anhinga Trail. It also travels to Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center and to Homestead Bayfront Park.
The Homestead National Parks Trolley is the result of efforts lead by Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, in collaboration with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), National Park Service and the City of Homestead. NPCA is America’s voice for national parks and works to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for current and future generation.
For more information on the Homestead National Parks Trolley schedule and routes as well as ranger-guided walks at the National Parks and other activities, please visit: www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway