At the Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center, the Old Cutler Hammock Nature Trail offers a glimpse of what Cutler Ridge, south of Miami, looked like before development.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 1938 as one of the world’s largest collections of tropical plants, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an integral part of the history of Florida botany and of Coral Gables.
A tropical retreat along the coast of Coral Gables, Matheson Hammock Park has two distinct sides: a wild slice of the ancient Miami Hammock and a waterfront with a man-made atoll on Biscayne Bay
One of the wilder places showcasing a remaining piece of the ancient Miami Hammock, the Hammock Trail at Matheson Hammock Park immerses you in a tropical forest
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?
Established in the 1930s as a tropical tourist attraction, Parrot Jungle, this tropical forest in Pinecrest has deep roots, if you will, showcasing both native and exotic tropical species.
It’s big. It’s colorful. And it’s the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.