Coral Gables

Coral Gables hosts canoe tour of city’s waterway

Canoe paddlers get a water view of Coral Gables homes and landmarks, including the Biltmore Hotel, in Sept. 2011, during the Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure by Miami-Dade Eco-Adventures.
Canoe paddlers get a water view of Coral Gables homes and landmarks, including the Biltmore Hotel, in Sept. 2011, during the Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure by Miami-Dade Eco-Adventures. Miami Herald File

Coral Gables is inviting residents and visitors to spend their Easter Sunday taking a trip along the city’s 40-mile waterway.

The Coral Gables Museum and Miami-Dade Eco-Adventures are leading a canoe tour along the city’s system of canals starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the museum, 285 Aragon Ave.

The day begins with a self-guided audio tour of the museum’s “Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and his Vision for Coral Gables” exhibit, then participants will take a bus ride to the start of the canoe tour. The ride will take about two hours and travels through residential areas and past attractions like the Biltmore Hotel. The event costs $40 per person.

City officials hope to increase resident participation on and around the waterway and coastal areas, and approved the creation of a waterway advisory board in February.

Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, drinking water and closed-toe shoes. There will also be another tour of the Merrick exhibit at 1 p.m.

Advance registration is required; call 305-603-8067.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

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