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.
EcoAdventures and Adventure Sports Miami offer guided kayak fishing excursions. This series goes to Cape Florida for snook, tarpon, bonefish, permit, snapper and jacks. Cost includes kayak, paddle, safety equipment, guides and transportation by boat to the fishing location. 6:30-11 a.m. Crandon Park Marina, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $150. Details: (305) 365-3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden opens its doors free every Sunday during August. Enjoy the gardens' flowering vines, shaded rainforest passages and beautiful lakes. Don't miss a ride on a new eco-tram for a narrated tour of the grounds. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Admission and tram free. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Explore Coral Gables landmarks and wildlife from the water on this canoe tour along The City Beautiful's waterways. 9 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
TWO IN ONE
Explore the waters of Key Biscayne and Bear Cut Preserve on a kayak and snorkeling adventure. Look out for spotted eagle rays, tropical fish and coastal birds. Great introduction to snorkeling and kayaking. 9:30 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $33. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.