Monday, December 11, 2023

Get active with Miami-Dade Parks

One of the best ways to improve mental health and decrease stress levels is by spending time outdoors. Our County is home to some of South Florida’s most abundant parks and nature reserves. Here are some popular outdoor and nature-focused locations and activities for those seeking to spend more time outdoors surrounded by wildlife.

Nature Centers
Our nature centers are home to nature trails, birdwatching sites, guided EcoAdventures tours, bird and wild animal sanctuaries, ancient geological formations, environmental programs, Native American programs and historic Native American landmarks, butterfly gardens, museums, observatory sites for star-gazing, canoe rentals, nature-based camps, nature study and outreach programs, fishing lakes and canals, playgrounds, jogging trails, picnic shelters and overnight camping sites. Below are some of Miami-Dade County best sites for nature related activities:

Aside from hiking through our park nature centers, Miami-Dade County proudly offers hiking tours through our EcoAdventures division. Guided tours give community members the unique experiences of getting up close and personal with nature and wildlife with the help of experienced guides and investigators. Options are open to all ages. 

Kayaking and Canoeing
Miami-Dade County is home to remarkable ocean scenery. Through canoeing and kayak tours alongside expert guides, you can experience South Florida wildlife and scenery like never before. Book a canoe or kayak tour today.

Nature Programs and Courses
There are many species of birds and insects that reside in Miami-Dade County and migrate to South Florida seasonally. For those looking to learn of the unique organisms that make up our local ecosystem and why their roles are so important to our agriculture, our parks department offers programs in birding and pollination for all ages.

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