In South Florida, where 5.5 million people are squeezed into a 110-mile strip of land between the Everglades and the ocean, it’s not easy to find natural places to hike, bike and kayak. That makes Whiskey Creek in Dania Beach special: It’s one of the easiest-to-reach places to get out in a canoe or kayak and get your nature fix. With a little effort, you can imagine you and your kayak are someplace wild, even though the giant cruise ships and cargo vessels of Port Everglades are two blocks away and the sound of jets taking off from nearby Fort Lauderdale International Airport punctures the solitude with regularity. Whiskey Creek is a narrow, lush tidal waterway lined with mangroves. It parallels the beach and the Intracoastal for about a mile and a half and the only visible signs of man are a few footbridges that provide beach access. It is within John U. Lloyd State Park and thus offers great amenities — shaded picnic grounds and one of the best beaches in Broward.

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