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Canoe or kayak 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 Miami Beach Botanical Garden presents a free "Halloween Family Day," with a performance of "Carnival of the Animals" by Momentum Dance Company as part of their official reopening to the public after renovations. Youngsters are encouraged to wear costumes. Activities include face painting, pumpkin carving, cookie decorating and arts and crafts creating rats, bats, eyeballs and skeleton exhibits. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details:
(305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.