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BEST PLACE TO STARGAZE Miami 2004 - The Old Trail

About 25 or 30 miles out on the Tamiami Trail there's a swerving turnoff that leads to a T-shaped strip of asphalt to nowhere. It runs parallel to the trail and about three or four city blocks in length, bordered by trees, marsh, and muck. At night especially, it's rare to encounter anyone other than the occasional snake collector or frog gigger, although possums, rabbits, and plenty of other creatures, including an occasional (extremely occasional) bobcat, come out to feed, fight, or facilitate offspring. Here, there is peace. And a stunning over-the-trees view of sunsets followed by utter darkness that allows for spectacular looks at a night sky unencumbered by the ambient light of the city. To be caught here in the middle of a thunderstorm is bliss, and when the stars put on a show (meteor showers and such), there is no better place to watch as you ponder your utter insignificance in the universe.

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jose
jose

do you have an exact location on this place? I have been looking for a place to see the stars other than the keys. if so please let me know.

thank you,

phillyblunt420
phillyblunt420

take i 75 south to the turn pike then take the turnpike to Tamiami Trail and head west till you get to the everglades keep going like 20 or 30 miles outside the city and you will be good the road they are talking about is out that way near the plane crash memorial you go to google maps you can follow the road and find it.

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