Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on June 27, 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 Bayfront Architecture and Archeology Tour travels along the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, covering Miami’s history from the Tequesta people to modern times. 10 a.m.-Noon. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 members. $30 others. RSVP and advanced payment required. Details: (305) 375-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historymiami.org.
A Brickell farmers market opens Fridays and Saturdays offering organic produce, local honey, fresh baked breads and pastries, orchids, tropical fruit smoothies and more. Peruvian ceviche every Friday and fresh stone crabs every Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1101 S Miami Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 775-2166.
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.
HistoryMiami hosts a Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk with guide Pepe Menendez on a tour sampling the staples of Cuban life, such as café cubano and hand-rolled cigars. The tour visits a local Ceiba tree, Domino Park, and neighborhood social clubs. Optional lunch at a Cuban restaurant. 10 a.m.-Noon. Los Pinarenos Fruteria, 1334 SW Eighth St., Miami. $20 museum members. $30 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.
The Miami Beach evening eco-walk with guide Frank Schena tours the beach at night and teaches how baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean under the full moon and other secrets. 7-9 p.m. Starbucks, 1455 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $20 members. $30 others. Registration and advanced payment required. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.