Flowing out of the City of Orlando, Shingle Creek is considered the headwaters of the world's most famous freshwater wetlands: the Everglades. The trail begins at Osceola County's 1,000-acre Shingle Creek Regional Park and ends at the ramp along Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee. Many people enjoy paddling up and down the stream through the park. Remnants of early pioneer buildings can be found along the creek and the waterway flows through a thick cypress swamp that was the site of a running battle during the Second Seminole War. Due to its accessibility and scenic qualities, Shingle Creek is a state-designated Florida paddling trail.