Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on August 9, 2012
BEAT THE HEAT
Keep cool in the summer heat canoeing or kayaking Oleta River State Park’s calm waters. Choose from open waters 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.
"Free Sundays at Fairchild" offers free admission to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden during the month of August. Each free Sunday presents additions to the park’s experience, including a plants sales area, a free yoga class, a featured food truck and walking tours throughout the day. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.