Saturday, March 31, 2007

More Bike Paths

A short bike ride from here, through what used to be a toxic dump listed among the worst of the Superfund clean-up sites (it's supposedly clean and pristine now), is the North Miami campus of Florida International University. The campus sits directly across a lagoon from the Oleta River State Park, the largest urban park in the state park system -- quite a beautiful setting.

The path begins near the east end of 135th Street and winds through the pine and mangrove forest over a couple of foot bridges till it reaches a clearing. To the right (south) lies a submerged mangrove farm and the Arch Creek waterway leading into the Intracoastal. A bit farther east you can take an asphalt path shaded by sea grape trees and follow the water's edge northward to the FIU campus.

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