Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on November 20, 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.
Greynolds Parks offers and evening to learn about the lives of these rarely seen animals. An owl walk through the last bit of refuge for this once abundant bird of prey will follow the lecture. 7:30-9 p.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami. $5. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/Parks/Parks/greynolds.asp.
Join the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and Natural Areas Management and help restore a part of the Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve. 9 a.m.-Noon. 13200 SW 124th St., Pinecrest. Details: (305) 257-0933 ext. 227.
Bike along historic limestone trails and through native ecosystems preserved at the Deering Estate. From a mangrove forest at the edge of Biscayne Bay, to tropical hardwood hammock, and through globally endangered rock pinelands, pedal along and visit Miami as it was long ago. 10 a.m.-Noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $25. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
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.
Miami-Dade County hosts 5k and 10k runs to promote health and fitness. 6:30 a.m. Tropical Park Stadium, 7900 SW 40th St., Westchester. Registration by Nov. 26. Details: (786) 315-5225 or www.miamidade.gov.