Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on July 29, 2010
Try your hand at skeet shooting with special deals through the end of the month. Bring a first-time skeet shooter to the main range and get a free three-hour admission. First-time skeet shooters receive a free lesson. Buy 10 rounds of trap and skeet for the price of nine rounds. And after 5 p.m. on weeknights, shooting at the trap and skeet fields is $5. Ends July 31. Trail Glades Range, 17601 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore North Miami’s Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County’s second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area’s flora, fauna and history. 2-3 pm. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon tropical fish, sea stars and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the shallow waters of Bear Cut Preserve. First-time kayakers and snorkelers welcome. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily event. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/kayak’snorkel’sea.asp.
Learn how to grow and use bananas in South Florida at this workshop — you’ll leave with a banana plant. 10 a.m.-noon Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave. $25. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
PADDLE THE GABLES
Take in The City Beautiful’s memorable sites by water on a Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Catch an up-close glimpse of wading birds and other wildlife on a guided kayak exploration of the Oleta River and its mangrove-lined creeks. Also included is an opportunity to visit an archeological site where Tequesta Indians lived more than 2,000 years ago. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Northeast Regional Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds.asp.