Everglades is a park that offers hiking, biking, canoeing, and fishing. You may rent bicycles at Shark Valley and Flamingo if you do not have your own bikes with you. If you would enjoy exploring the park's inland and coastal waterways, which often lead to remote spots, you may rent canoes, motorboats and slips at Flamingo. Navigational charts are also available at the marina. Canoes may also be rented in Everglades City. If you are interested in backcountry camping be aware that permits are required. These may be obtained at the visitor centers
There are also a number of hiking trails in the park. Many of them are relatively easy and short. Many are also handicapped accessible. I discussed several of these trails in my things to do tips.
Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, insect repellant.
There are a number of canoe trails in the park ranging from short easy ones to trails that require backcountry camping and should be only attempted by experienced people. You can rent canoes at Flamingo.
Canoeing is probably the most adventurous way of exploring the Everglades. Your going on your own steam and really getting a one on one experience with nature. My canoe trip was rather short - only a few hours, but still better than nothing. If I ever get the chance, I'll canoe the 100 mile long Wilderness Waterway which takes a minimum of seven days.
Equipment: If you have your own canoe that's great, otherwise there are a number of places where you can rent one. Floatation devices or life vests are required by law. If you're going on an extended trip or overnight then a tent would be a necessity. Make sure it protects against rain and mosquitos! There are a number of campgrounds along the Wilderness Waterway Trail between Everglades City and Flamingo. I haven't done this trip but would love to!