Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on October 8, 2009
The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Hike 1½ miles through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last remaining 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.
Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at dark. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the grounds and see what comes out after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
The American Diabetes Association hosts its "Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes." The event is expected to attract between 2,000 and 3,000 participants for a three-mile fundraising walk around downtown Miami. 8 a.m. Begins at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 477-8999 or www.diabetes.org.
ABOVE AND BELOW
Kayak and snorkel the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Participants will encounter tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars and the coastal birds that all share this fragile environment. 9:30 a.m. Departs from 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts biologist Steve Woodmansee for a lecture on plants that are wind and salt tolerant, making them ideal for Florida. 10 a.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.mbgarden.org.
Hop in a canoe and paddle your way through Coral Gables’ waterways to see some of the city’s historic landmarks. 9 a.m.-Noon. Departs AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Gables. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust hosts free weekly yoga classes downtown. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
The Barnacle Historic State Park hosts yoga classes on the bayfront lawn. 6-7:15 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $13. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.floridastateparks.org/TheBarnacle.