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Co-Hosted by the Cornell Clubs of Eastern Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton and Greater Miami 

Please join us for the day at Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach.  The Park is situated along the scenic Oleta River and Biscayne Bay.  At 9 AM, we’ll take a 2.5 to 3 hour paddle among the mangrove trails and into the sheltered bay.  We hope to see some manatees and dolphins.  THIS PADDLE WILL BE SLOW-PACED AND SUITABLE FORBEGINNERS!  PADDLING INSTRUCTION WILL BE GIVEN.  The park concessionaire rents kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards – or you may bring your own.

Around noon, we’ll gather for a lavish burgers, hot dogs, salads, chips, desserts, sodas, etc. picnic lunch at the covered White Ibis pavilion.  If you’re not a paddler, you’re welcome to join us for the lunch only.

After lunch, you can take advantage of the other park activities including mountain bike trails, walking trails, swimming in a sheltered sand beach, and fishing.

For questions, please contact Chas Hunt, 561-967-4770clh38@cornell.edu.

When:
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 AM – whenever

Where:
Oleta River State Park
www.floridastateparks.org/oletariver/
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
305-919-1846

Paddling will start at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center located on the left as you proceed south on the entrance road.
http://bluemoonoutdoor.com/

3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
305-957-3040

The picnic will be in the White Ibis pavilion.  This is the first pavilion on the left on the east side of the Parking Lot 1.

Prices:
Paddling Rentals (includes paddles and PFD’s (life jackets))

$40 Single Kayak
$50 Tandem Kayak
$55 Canoe
$55 Standup Paddle Board

No charge to launch your own boat

Picnic
$10 per person 13 and older

Everyone will pay their own State Park admission – $4 for a vehicle with one person, $6 for a vehicle with 2 to 8 people.

RSVP and PAY:
Click Here to RSVP and PAY by Thursday, January 23rd.

Kayaking and Picnic Flyer

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