Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on June 9, 2011
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.
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.
MIAMI RIVER TOUR
HistoryMiami’s historian Paul George guides this leisure boat tour four miles up the Miami River. Learn about ancient Tequesta Indian settlements, hidden parks, restaurants and freshwater springs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25 children. $44 members. $49 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.