The city of Miami is always a fascinating metropolis to explore, presenting many engrossing experiences for the visitor. As a popular beach holiday hub, Miami is also home to some of the finest parks in Florida. Occupying pride of place on Biscayne Bay, Oleta River State Park is a kayaker’s hideaway in Miami. Spread out across a whopping 1000 acres Oleta River is the most expansive park in all of Florida State. Renowned for the lush mangroves lining the trail of its river shores, this park offer holidaymakers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Miami. Home to more than one swimming lagoon this idyllic park on North Miami Beach is also known to be inhabited by manatees and dolphins. Tourists based in COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach and other conveniently placed south beach Miami hotel will enjoy easy access to parks in the neighboring areas.
Located in Hialeah, Amelia Earhart Park is an iconic public park in Miami named after the famed female aviator Amelia Earhart. As a picturesque Bill Graham Farm Village, the venue is a family friendly space which takes one to the pastoral simplicity of Miami’s farming days. Home to a petting zoo as well as Demonstration Shed, visitors can learn how to place shoes on a horse, shear a furry sheep and even milk a cow at this interactive space. With its fields covered in vegetable plants and sunflowers, it is also home to a fishing rock. Lined with bike paths and boat-rental facilities the locale also offers picnic areas and walkways for quiet strolls in the evening. Another popular park is Biscayne National Park, which is renowned as the first ever underwater park in all of America. This is a snorkeling enthusiast’s dream come true venue which is 95% submerged in water offering exciting snorkeling and coral reef viewing expeditions. Scuba divers are also welcome to explore the vibrant confines of this underwater parkland which also features an above ground region. Visitors can also observe the beauty of the underwater park from a glass bottom boat or simply sign up for a kayak/ canoe tour of the confines. Some of the highlight marine creatures inhabiting the park include sea turtles and dolphins while tropical fish species of various sizes are also known to occupy the park. Camping trips to island locations within the park such as Boca Chita Key, Boca Chita Key, and Adams Key also available.
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