Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on October 6, 2011
BEAT THE HEAT
Keep cool 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.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts the third annual "Bird Day," featuring day-long activities for families. Birding expert and keynote speaker David Sibley gives the presentation, "Sibley’s Birding Basics." 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for children under 5 and members. $12 children ages 6-17. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.