Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on March 31, 2011
SKETCH AND WALK
HistoryMiami eco-historian Frank Schena leads a walk through Matheson Hammock. Hear about the area’s history as an Indian hunting ground. Includes opportunities to sketch surroundings. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Matheson Hammock Park, 9610 Old Cutler Road, Miami. $20 members. $25 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.
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. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jellyfish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Shake-a-Leg Miami holds its monthly Community Bay Day. Sail, kayak, power boat and learn about the camps, lessons and activities the nonprofit offers. 1-4 p.m. Shake-a-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $5 donation requested. Details: (305) 858-5550 or www.shakealegmiami.org.
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 http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/ad’barnes.asp.
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. 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/parks/greynolds.asp.