Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 5, 2012
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.
EcoAdventures and Adventure Sports Miami host a series of high adventure guided kayak fishing excursions. This series tours many great locations where the fishing is extreme. 6:15-11 a.m. EcoAdventures, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $150 per person and includes kayak, paddle, safety equipment, guides and transportation by boat to the fishing location. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
The Kampong’s historic waterfront estate offers two-hour tours Wednesdays and Saturdays in January providing a behind-the-scenes peek into the private home and gardens of plant explorer David Fairchild, including the office where he wrote many of his books. With more than 2,000 varieties of tropical and subtropical fruits, palms and flowering trees, shrubs, and vines, The Kampong is an 11-acre green jewel in the middle of metropolitan Miami. 10:30 a.m. The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. Free for children under 3 accompanied by an adult. $10 children 4-12 years. $15 students and seniors. $20 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 442-7169 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.kampong.ntbg.org.
HistoryMiami hosts "New Year’s Beautiful Downtown Miami River Walking Tour," an afternoon tour of Art Deco and modern architecture throughout downtown Miami with the museum’s historian Paul George. Stand at the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay as you listen to tales of the early Tequesta settlements. 2-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 for Museum members. $30 others. RSVP by noon on Friday, Jan. 6. Details: (305) 375-1621 or email@example.com or www.historymiami.org.
HistoryMiami hosts "Hungry for History: People’s Bar-B-Que Walking Tour," a tour of Overtown’s historic spots and ultimate neighborhood restaurant, People’s Bar-B-Que, offering ribs, chicken, cornbread, conch salad and collard greens. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $10 for HistoryMiami members. $15 others. Advance reservations and payment required. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.