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.