Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on November 22, 2012
The Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center offers the Bear Cut Preserve, a 264-acre natural barrier island habitat on the northern tip of Key Biscayne. Guided tours and educational programs are offered year round for all ages — from low tide marine beach and wading tours to bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and bicycling. Visit the center’s exhibit room and aquariums with recreated underwater habitats. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
MAKE A SPLASH
Mountain bike a 5.5-mile trail in Amelia Earhart Park with challenging slopes and runs or practice a variety of water sports at the 91-acre lake. Learn to wakeboard with 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.
KAYAK & SNORKEL
Kayak along the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of Bear Cut Preserve with Crandon Park’s Kayak and Snorkel Adventure. Discover tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars and coastal birds. Bringing closed-toe water shoes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel and a wide-brimmed hat is recommended. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
HistoryMiami historian Paul George gives an island tour of the waterways of Biscayne Bay. Touring Flagler Memorial Island, star-studded Star Island’s waterfront mansions and Palm Island, where "Scarface" Al Capone spent his final years. Watch the giant gantry cranes at Port Miami and end with a view of Fisher Island. 9 a.m. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. $25 children under 12. HistoryMiami members $44. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.
Crandon Park’s Key Biscayne Bike Adventure explores Key Biscayne as you bike along the streets and paths of the historic barrier island. This tour highlights Crandon Park’s Bear Cut Preserve, the Crandon Gardens — site of the former Crandon Zoo — and the Village of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $28 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.