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Biscayne National Park

Boat tours are back at Biscayne National Park south of Miami

Biscayne National Park is 95% covered by water, so you can’t see much without a boat. Now, after a several year gap, the park again offers boat tours to one of its islands over its clear blue waters.

Miami Circle Park with a view of Miami River and Biscayne Bay

Miami Circle: See history, great views by foot or bike

After a dozen years, a prehistoric Native American archaeological site is saved and opened as a park. It makes a nice stop on a walking or bicycle tour of the Brickell area of downtown Miami.

The Deering Estate boat basin viewed from the Stone House. (Photo courtesy Ross F18.)

Deering Estate: Hidden getaway, full of beauty and history in Miami

The Deering Estate is a serene spot in South Dade offering a sweeping view of Biscayne Bay and a fascinating tour of a castle-like home and a historic inn.

Two highlights of a Virginia Key kayak trip: Close up with the Miami Marine Stadium and Miami's stunning skyline.

Kayaking Virginia Key: Miami skyline views plus surprising natural splendor

A Virginia Key kayak outing offers an amazing combo – views of the Miami skyline rising out of Biscayne Bay in one direction, mangrove lagoons with shore birds in the other. An extra treat: It’s the best way to see the old Miami Marine Stadium.

Coconut palms on Crandon Park Beach

Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Beach is postcard-perfect

Crandon Beach Park is the Miami that you see in magazine ads, tourism brochures and movies. Relax on the picture-perfect beach, picnic under the canopy of live oaks, visit the gardens and ride an antique carousel.

Oleta River State Park offers respite from Miami’s urban bustle

Oleta River State Park offers respite from Miami’s urban bustle

Tucked away in the dense urban crunch of North Miami is a vast natural environment where you can paddle your kayak or canoe, ride your bike on challenging “mountain” trails, hike backwoods paths, or just relax on a broad beach that sweeps the shore of Biscayne Bay.

Egret in Biscayne Bay

Exploring Biscayne Bay by canoe or kayak

Biscayne Bay is a boater’s paradise, and that includes those with kayaks and canoes. These quiet paddlers can explore bird rookeries. A Barry University professor has captured close-up photos of many birds during her paddles.