On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Bear Cut Nature Preserve is a precious sliver of natural oceanfront in Miami with both hiking and bike paths
Biscayne Bay is a shallow estuary bounded by barrier islands and coral reefs, stretching from the Oleta River to the top of the Florida Keys, more than 63,000 acres of placid salt water.
At Cape Florida State Park, the 1.5 mile nature trail loop bisects the natural areas of the park between the lighthouse and marina and shows you views of Stiltsville in Biscayne Bay
A popular destination for sun worshipers, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is an easy getaway for most folks in the Miami area, with a long strand of beachfront complimenting trails along Biscayne Bay and a historic lighthouse at the point.
The birthplace of Florida’s early conservation movements, Coral Gables is both tropical jungle and vibrant city, home to numerous tropical gardens and remnants of the original Miami Hammock.
Opened in 1949, Crandon Park – which takes up a commanding portion of Key Biscayne – is packed with family fun. The biggest draw is the beach, which spans two miles of oceanfront with few waves.
Home to southeast Florida’s highest concentration of farms and nurseries, Homestead is the gateway to two National Parks, Biscayne and Everglades.
As the eastern gateway to Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, Miami has a full spectrum of recreation from urban walks to paddling trips.
Response to a reader question on trails within a half-hour of Aventura: My wife and I love to walk and hike. What trails would you recommend?