Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach is an outdoor paradise that offers a wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you're looking for a peaceful kayaking trip, an adrenaline-pumping mountain biking adventure, or a leisurely hike, this park has something for everyone. With over 1,000 acres of greenery set against Biscayne Bay, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board and explore the calm waters of the river estuary while keeping an eye out for mangrove snapper, manatees, and other marine life. For mountain bikers, the park offers ten miles of bike trails from novice to expert.
There are even a few courses designed for dirt bike-style riding with jumps for tricks. Hikers can enjoy the three miles of nature trails winding through mangroves, gumbo limbo trees, and colorful wildflowers.
The park is also a prime area for spotting manatees and dolphins, and for birdwatching. For overnight guests, the park has 14 rustic, air-conditioned cabins, and a primitive youth campground. The park provides a great opportunity to explore the Florida's nature and wildlife, and it also offers an escape from the busy city while still being close to it. So, whether you're looking for a day trip or an overnight excursion, Oleta River State Park is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and leave the city behind.