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Jul 26, 2013 - Oleta River State Park, Miami

Oleta River State Park is said to be Florida’s largest urban park and is located on Biscayne Bay, and though it has a lot of recreational activities offered to the public, it is better known for its miles of off-road bicycling trails – for the amateurs as well as the more experienced bicyclists. However, you don’t have to be a serious bicyclist in order to make a trip to the park in a Miami rented bus. If you want some sunshine and outdoor activities to exercise your body, or just to refresh your soul, then Oleta River State Park is just what you need.

During summer, the park is usually packed with visitors and Miami rental bus passengers will always get to enjoy themselves at the park doing one activity or another. At the north end of the Oleta River State Park is a large and beautiful mangrove forest that still preserves the native South Florida plants and wildlife. If you are one who enjoys having guided tours, then join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays or Sundays at 1 o’clock in the afternoon for an hour’s worth of walk through the park and learn about the history, ecosystems, plants and animals at the park and we’ve been told that this summer has been especially wonderful because in one of the recent walks, they counted over 16 species of butterflies that appeared at the park!

One of the other quieter activity that Miami bus rental visitors can enjoy at the Oleta River State Park is fishing, as they have a fishing pier and you can also purchase the fishing gears and baits from the Blue Moon Outdoor Center that is located within the park itself. If you already have your own fishing equipment, you can always bring them along with you on your trip as you will have more than enough space in the Miami rented bus for you to put all your things.

However, for those who prefer a more vigorous activity, there is also a whole lot of other options at the park like kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking and the list goes on. If you enjoy animal watching, you will also be able to do so at the park and picnicking is always a popular thing to do for many visitors to the park. Also, renting a Miami bus for the trip will not be problem at all because the Oleta River State Park is open from 8 in the morning until sunset, all year round.