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Mike Off the Map … Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park   …  (part 2 …  of a 4 part series …  by guest contributor Michael Restivo)

Located in the heart of Biscayne Bay, Oleta River State Park offers miles of fine and challenging mountain biking and kayak trails that run alongside the pristine shoreline through thick mangroves. Herons, Pelicans, and Egrets nest in the thick vines while manatees and the occasional dolphin swim through the roots. My kayaking trip took me

through the mangrove trails, and into the open waters of Biscayne Bay where the oncoming winds prove a formidable challenge as we slid across the sandbar and onto the beaches of one of the small mangrove islands.

The islands are small forests in themselves and offer small trails inland that can make someone forget they are still in fact in the heart of the city.

Beyond the waters, Oleta offers miles of challenging mountain bike routes that go deep into the forests while others can opt for paved novice routes that run parallel to the waters.

For those who have little or no experience in the outdoor skills, Oleta offers safe protected log cabins and campsites, some accessible by canoe that offer a safe place for a first experience before launching a larger expedition down south.

If you missed the earlier blog  by Michael Restivo on MiamiRealEstateCafe.com you can link to it here    … hike, bike, kayak wild Miami.

 We invite you to stay tuned for more …  and … Enjoy your travels,

 Michael

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