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Free Homestead Trolley to national parks

TrolleyEvery weekend, Homestead invites its residents, neighbors and visitors to explore Everglades and Biscayne National Parks and Homestead’s Bayfront Park with a free guided trolley ride from Historic Downtown Homestead. The free trolley will run every Saturday and Sunday through April 12.

The City of Homestead, designated as the “Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks,” created this program to offer free public transportation to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks by expanding its already successful local trolley service.

In addition, the entrance fee for Everglades National Park is waived for all trolley riders to visit the Anhinga Trail at Royal Palm. Admission to Biscayne National Park and Homestead Bayfront Park also is free for trolley riders.

The trolley runs from Losner Park to Everglades National Park’s Ernest Coe Visitor Center, then to Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, then to Homestead Bayfront Park.

There are several free Saturday and Sunday Park programs at Biscayne National Park including a two-hour canoe/kayak trip, a jetty walk, kids’ activities and a porch talk along with monthly Sunday Family Fun Fests.

In Downtown Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you can enjoy local area restaurants, take in Homestead’s beautiful historic architecture, or visit the free Old Town Hall Museum before or after the trolley ride to the parks.

At Everglades National Park, you can walk the Anhinga Trail, do the Glades Glimpse and learn about the wonder of the park with a ranger or spot gators along the trail in the Gator Spy program.

At Homestead Bayfront Park, located next to Biscayne Park, enjoy the atoll pool and beach, picnic area, playground, fishing area and grills.

The trolley depot is at Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL. Parking is free. Call 305-224-4457 for more info.






Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service is offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks every weekend through April 4, 2021!
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 creamy milkshakes. Trolley riders will have the chance to pre-order from the stand or browse the unique array of fresh produce.
Board the trolley from the following locations:
-Homestead Station in Downtown Homestead (4 S. Krome Avenue). Free parking available adjacent to stop.
-Marriott Hotels complex located on Campbell Drive just east of Exit 2 of Florida’s Turnpike.
-Bus routes from Miami-Dade County public transportation
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:
Due to COVID-19, capacity on the Trolley is limited and a reservation is highly recommended. All riders on the Trolley must wear a mask, and hand sanitizer is available. For your safety, vehicles are deep cleaned on a daily basis.
Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.


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