Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on November 10, 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
At Amelia Earhart Park, 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.
SUNSET BOAT TOUR
HistoryMiami offers a sunset eco boat tour of Oleta River. Look for dolphins, manatees and herons on an open boat sunset tour with HistoryMiami’s eco-historian, Frank Schena. The tour passes the islands of Biscayne Bay to Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands and Sunny Isles Beach to Oleta River. 4-6 p.m. Pelican Harbor Marina, 1275 NE 79th St. Causeway, North Bay Village. $12 for children under 12. $30 HistoryMiami members. $40 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.
Explore North Miami’s Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County’s second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area’s flora, fauna and history. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jellyfish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore Key Biscayne on a three-hour, 10-mile guided bicycle tour. Highlights include views of Stiltsville, white-sand beaches facing the open ocean, the remote lighthouse outpost, which is one of Miami-Dade County’s oldest structures, and the quiet beauty of Biscayne Nature Center. 9:30 a.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, 1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $65. Details: (305) 774-9019 or email@example.com or www.dragonflyexpeditions.com.
PADDLE THE GABLES
Take in The City Beautiful’s memorable sites by water on a Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Catch an up-close glimpse of wading birds and other wildlife on a guided kayak exploration of the Oleta River and its mangrove-lined creeks. Included is an opportunity to visit an archeological site where Tequesta Indians lived more than 2,000 years ago. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Northeast Regional Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds.asp.