Miami's Ten Best Hidden Parks
It's Earth Day, which at the very least means you should figure out some time to be outside and be one with nature today. Miami, of course, is the only major city sandwiched between two national parks (Everglades to the west, Biscayne to the east), but there's plenty of green space in between -- some of which might get overlooked. Here are our picks for ten of the best hidden parks in Miami-Dade.
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Pinetree Drive and West 45th Street, Miami Beach
Located amid Pinetree Drive mansions, this park gives the public a taste of that Indian Creek view. In fact, the park affords a direct view of the Fontainebleau hotel. The park features walking trails, an area for dogs, and even a place to launch a kayak.
Fruit & Spice Park
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24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead
Well known to some locals yet criminally secret to others, this botanical garden features 30 acres of herbs, nuts, spices, and unusual fruits. Park staff offers guided tours, and there's a gift shop up front where you can purchase products made from the park's unusual fruits.