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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Homestead’s Award-Winning National Parks Trolley Returns!

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Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service returns Sunday, January 2, 2022 offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks every weekend through April 3, 2022.  The Trolley hub is located in Downtown Homestead, where visitors can enjoy local restaurant selections, visit the firetruck at the free Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, marvel at the historic architecture, or catch a spectacular show at the Seminole Theatre.  

The Homestead National Parks Trolley can be boarded at the hub located from Homestead Station in Downtown Homestead at 4 S. Krome Avenue or at an additional stop at the Marriott Hotels complex located on Campbell Drive just east of Exit 2 of Florida’s Turnpike.  The trolley also connects to bus routes from Miami-Dade County public transportation and there is plenty of free parking adjacent to the trolley stop Downtown.  

From Downtown Homestead, the National Parks Trolley will bring visitors to Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and the Anhinga Trail at Royal Palm.  From Royal Palm, it will adjoin to tours of the Historic Nike Missile Site.  On the way back from the Everglades, the Trolley stops at iconic local fruit stand Robert Is Here, known for its selection of tropical fruits and delightful milkshakes.   Trolley riders will have the chance to pre-order from the stand or browse the unique array of fresh local produce.

The Trolley also travels from Downtown Homestead to Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center and boardwalk and to the atoll beach at Miami-Dade County’s Homestead Bayfront Park.  At Biscayne National Park, visitors can indulge in the crystal-clear waters and explore this mostly aquatic park on the Boca Chita Island Experience.  

The National Parks Trolley is the only public transportation available to these nearby natural treasures and is one of the first programs of its kind in the nation.  The groundbreaking program boasts a variety of prestigious awards including the National Parks Service Director’s Partnership Award and the City-County Communications and Marketing Association Savvy Award. 

The trolley program is the result of efforts of the National Parks Conservation Association in collaboration with the National Park Service and the City of Homestead. The National Parks Conservation Association works to protect and preserve America’s national park system to advocate for the importance of conservation of these precious resources for generations to come. 

Due to COVID-19, capacity on the Trolley is limited and a reservation is highly recommended.  All riders on the Trolley are required to wear a mask, hand sanitizer is available, and vehicles are deep cleaned on a daily basis.  To book a tour on the Homestead National Parks Trolley and learn more about the schedule, routes, and activities at the National Parks, please visit: www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway

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