Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on October 16, 2008
Arch Creek trail tours and Oleta River canoe trips. 10-11 a.m. for trail tours. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for canoe trips. Meet at 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. RSVP required. $3 trail tour; $25 adult, $15 child canoe trip. Details: (305) 944-6111.
Deering Estate staff members host a tour of Charles Deering’s decades-old home and hotel. 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Join the Deering Estate’s staff for a one-and-a-half-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last existing Tequesta Indian Burial Mounds. 12:30 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Allyson Grant, outreach officer for Everglades National Park, will discuss the benefits of conservation and research at the Deering Estate. 7-8 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
SEA TURTLE RELEASE
Help save sea turtles by listening to a conservation lecture and participating in a turtle release during the height of hatchling season. 8:30-10 p.m. 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $5 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/Parks/biscayne’nature.asp.
Sharpen your fishing skills alongside a fishing and kayaking expert during this shallow water-fishing expedition in Biscayne Bay. 7-11 a.m. 24775 SW 87th Ave., Homestead. $75. Registration required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-activity-eco’kayak.asp.
Registered Arabians, hunters, jumpers, Western style, Paso Finos and other breeds strut their stuff and pick up valuable show ribbons and trophies. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40 St., Ludlam. Details: (305) 226-8316 or www.miamidade.gov/Parks/Parks/equestrian.asp.
Take a hike down Tamiami Trail and explore South Florida’s cypress swamps. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.