Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on August 25, 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.
YOGA AT THE PARK
ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water partners with Bayfront Park to offer coconut water to keep attendees of the park’s free yoga classes hydrated. The yoga classes are held outdoors overlooking the bay every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 6-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 9-10:15 p.m. Saturday. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Tina Hills pavilion, Miami. Free. Details: www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
The Herman Lucerne Memorial hosts a backcountry fishing championship. More than 20 awards will be given in the general, artificial and fly divisions. The tournament honors Herman Lucerne, one of Everglades National Park’s most respected backcountry anglers who died during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. 4-8 p.m. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. kickoff Aug. 26. 7 p.m. awards dinner Aug. 28. Aug. 27-28 tournament. Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead. Early registration by July 15 $350 per adult angler. $300 per young adult angler (ages 17-25.) $225 per junior angler (ages 16 and younger.) After July 15, registration fees increase by $50 each. Details: www.hermanlucerne.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden opens its doors free every Sunday during August. Enjoy the garden’s 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.