Tamiami Trail Scenic Drive Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Drive along a designated scenic highway through the Big Cypress National Preserve to Collier-Seminole State Park. This scenic highway bisects cypress strand and mixed-hardwood swamp habitats that are periodically interrupted by open, sunny prairies.
The scenic portion of Tamiami Trail begins in the east at the Forty Mile Bend as you exit the Miccosukee Indian Reservation and continues west through the Big Cypress National Preserve to Collier-Seminole State Park. It is regarded as one of the most scenic highways in Florida. Tamiami Trail was completed in 1928, and its name was taken from the two cities it connects—Tampa and Miami. An abundance of wildlife, including birds, alligators, otters, snakes, frogs, turtles, and fi sh, can be seen along this stretch of Tamiami Trail."