Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 17, 2013
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.
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. Closed-toe water shoes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel and a wide-brimmed hat are 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.
The Deering Estate is open for a reduced rate for all ages. Chef David Schwadron catering and Joanna’s Marketplace can be contacted directly for preordered meals. Activities include bocce ball, croquet & badminton; historic house and natural area tours; Tandem Theatre Project performances; "Guardians of the Everglades" and the Ceramic League of Miami exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. house tours. 12:30 p.m. nature tour. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $7. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.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.