Coral Gables Waterway canoe tour set for Sunday, Mar. 23

Photo courtesy of the Miami-Dade ECO- Adventures website

Photo courtesy of the Miami-Dade ECO- Adventures website

You  can enjoy the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour, a leisure canoeing experience led by Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff, on Sunday, Mar. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $40 per person.

The guided tour encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks.

A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. The Coral Gables Waterway is a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the city from the Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel.

Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., at 9 a.m., and enjoy free admission to the current exhibit “Water is Life,” which features select artworks from Coral Gables art galleries and the University of Miami Master of Fine Arts program that contemplate the beauty, wonder, opportunities and challenges of this precious resource.

The exhibit is presented by the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum and is curated by Rosa Lowinger. After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a two-hour paddling adventure. Please note that there are two adults per canoe; one child (ages 6 and older) may join as third passenger.

Bring plenty of water, at least two quarts per person. Protection from the sun including sun block with a high SPF (15 or higher), hats, and sunglasses are important. Closed-toe shoes are required.

A parking garage is located across the street from the museum. For reservations call the Coral Gables Museum at 305-603- 8067.

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