Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on July 14, 2011
BEAT THE HEAT
Keep cool in the summer heat canoeing or kayaking Oleta River State Park’s calm waters. Choose from open water or mangrove trails. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Any day. Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami. $2-$6. Details: (305) 919-1844 or www.floridastateparks.org.
MAKE A SPLASH
Amelia Earhart Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Mountain bike a 5.5-mile trail with challenging slopes and runs or practice a variety of water sports at the 91-acre lake. Learn to wakeboard with experienced coaches from the Miami Wakeboard Cable Complex. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E 65th St., Hialeah. $6 parking fee. Fees vary. Details: (305) 685-8389 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Deering Estate at Cutler offers free admission with eco-art activities, science discovery programs and tours of the historic estate. Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the main lawn overlooking Biscayne Bay. Additional upcoming free days Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.com.