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Mike Off the Map … Hike, Bike and Kayak Wild Miami: Finding Adventure in South Florida

Hike, Bike, and Kayak Wild Miami: Finding Adventure In South Florida


Miami is a paradise. Pristine waters kiss fine white beaches under a year round sun. South Florida is the universal symbol of tranquility and relaxation for many. However South Florida isn’t known as an adventurers paradise.

At a maximum elevation of a mere 6 feet above sea level, it lacks the majestic mountains of the west, the rolling hills of Georgia and the Carolinas just a few states away, and the dramatic Texas landscape just across the Gulf of Mexico.

 However what Florida lacks it makes up for in it’s diverse and one of a kind ecosystem, giving way to a landscape and an outdoor experience that is unrivaled in any part of the world.

This past spring I had a revelation. I wanted to see South Florida’s wild side. I wanted to find adventure in the flat wilderness of the swamps of the Everglades, get up and personal with a gator, and power my way through the thick mangroves of Biscayne Bay.

What I discovered this summer is Miami is an ever-changing landscape that allows one to have an unparalleled experience with nature. A true wild adventure is behind every corner here, you just need to know where to look.    Happy Travels,   Michael

This is part one … in an upcoming  series by  Michael Restivo Guest Contributor to  




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