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Oleta River State Park

Miami, FL
305-919-1846
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Ranked #16 of 117 attractions in Miami
Type: Parks, Biking Trails, Bodies of Water
Description: These trails, built on flat land, are full of technical challenges.
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miami
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you like to experience the outdoors in what most of Miami-Dade County looked like in the 1960s this is the place to go. It's great for rental biking and kayaking. You do want to evade visits during the summer months due to the hordes of mosquitoes and heat.

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Miami, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very nice for an outing for lunch. Only problem if the wind is blowing from the mangroves to the park it can be a little "smelly".

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our company has its Dragon Boat Practice out at the Park, it is Old Miami deep in Aventura, FL. Some nice trails. You will see Paddle Boarders, Kayaks and maybe a 30' Dragon Boat out there. It is Florida and Hot so dress accordingly. On the Adjacent part of the park is a great Reasturant for a Burger and a... More

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New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was my 2nd time to Oleta. We specifically came to rent the kayaks and have a fun day on the water. We arrived at around 10:15 AM and the park was not too busy yet so it only took about 10 min to rent the tandem kayak we got. The rental itself is upstairs in the Blue Moon Center,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My family decided to go camping for the first time. We picked Oleta Park for the A/C cabins. We had a great time. Our kids enjoyed the fire-pit, trails and the beach area. Please bring bug spray.. they are everywhere!

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm sure canoeing is great there and we saw some people doing that. But I'm a runner and when I visit the area find the beach sand way too soft and the concrete of the sidewalk is so bad for our knees (mine included!). Our concierge recommended Oleta and I went a few times. There is a great trail network... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a blast canoeing here. We went out for 1 1/2 hours. Next time we'll try kayaking. A huge tarpon leaped out of the water right next to us and a blue heron flew right in front of our friends' canoe. Our friends, who live in Miami, just sent us pictures of dolphins playing around their canoe on a... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I do recommend renting the kayaks and taking a little travel through the mangroves. You won't get a better miami experience. If you're up to the challenge, Oleta hosts some pretty great bike trails, the best in the area.

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Ithaca, New York
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158 reviews 158 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a great time on the Mt Bike trails. Trails for all levels. Rentals available. Parking is easy. Other things to do. Kayak or walk the trails. Fish etc.

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Miami, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Don't scuba because the water is not clean. If you look down you can see all the garbage they never cleaned up. Stay above the water and enjoy nature.

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