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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on January 19, 2012

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Thursday 1/19

NATURAL HISTORY

   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.

CYCLE TOUR

   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 mfries@dragonflyexpeditions.com or www.dragonflyexpeditions.com.

Friday 1/20

WALKING TOUR

   The Miami River to Miami Circle Walking Tour is a beautiful walk along the Miami River and Biscayne Bay with HistoryMiami guide Sylvia Gurinsky. The tour includes a history lesson delving into the Tequesta people to the pioneers to modern times, and viewing art along the walkway. Tour concludes at the Miami Circle archaeological site. 10 a.m.-noon. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Advance reservations and payment required. $20 for museum members. $30 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org, or www.historymiami.org.

Saturday 1/21

NATIONAL PARKS

   HistoryMiami’s eco-historian Frank Schena guides the "Everglades National Park, Robert is Here and Florida Bay Eco-Coach Tour" and stops at the Visitor Center near Homestead, Pahokee Overlook and for a stroll on a short wildlife-filled trail. End at Flamingo, the park’s southern end, where crocodile sightings are frequent. On the way back, stop at Robert is Here, the famous produce stand. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Advance reservations and payment required. Tour price includes park admission. $44 for museum members. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

Sunday 1/22

RIVER TOUR

   The Miami River Boat Tour with HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George covers the drawbridges, hidden neighborhoods, Caribbean freighters, tugboats, the Miami Circle archaeological site, little known parks and manatees. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Advance reservations and payment required. $25 kids under 12. $44 for museum members. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org, or www.historymiami.org.

PAN AM TOUR

   The Pan Am Aviation Coach Tour guided by HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George is a unique tour of aviation history. Follow in the footsteps of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and see his historic Miami Springs Pueblo-style mansion. Visit Dinner Key, site of the original Pan Am Seaplane Terminal. 1-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Advance reservations and payment required. $44 for museum members. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org, or www.historymiami.org.

Monday 1/23

ANTIQUE ARCADE

   HistoryMiami offers "Hungry for History: Shoreland Arcade," a view of Downtown Miami’s last intact arcade – the Shoreland Arcade — with HistoryMiami guide Sylvia Gurinsky. Hear about the building’s role in the growth of Miami during the 1920s boom and inspect the symbols engraved into this architectural hybrid. 11 a.m.-noon. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Advance reservations and payment required. $10 for museum members. $15 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org, or www.historymiami.org.

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