Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center

Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature CenterCastellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center

22301 SW 162 Avenue, Miami, FL

Summer is not over yet here in Miami and it isn’t too late to take the kids out on a nature trip in one of the best kept preserve in Miami Dade. The Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center is located at 22301 SW 162 Avenue. It is a 112-acre park and preserve wide enough for so many programs offered for adult and kids alike for an educational and fun encounter with the nature.

Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center

The Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center opened in 1974 as one of the first environmental education centers in Miami-Dade County and is named after James S. Castellow, the earliest citrus farmers in Florida. The park is popular among the naturists for bird watching, camping, nature trail and more. A tropical hardwood forest covers most of the park, and a half-mile self-guided nature trail offers visitors a view of the forest interior. Species observed in the park are over 120 bird species, 70 butterfly species, raccoons  opossum, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, fox, reptiles and amphibians and more. The nature center is an indoor classroom where preserved floras and faunas are displayed. The resident naturalists offer classes and workshops for nature awareness and park staff offers guided EcoAdventure tours for a close encounter with the nature, including canoe trips, kayak fishing excursions, biking and more. Camping is also offered at the park with fire certified staff for the safety of the campers. The park is catering a nature themed birthday party packages, picnic shelter rentals, field trips and more. (Click here check on the park fees)

Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center

Some of the programs offered:

Dig In: A South Florida History Program

Owls: Silent Predators of the Night

Nature photography for adults

Art classes for children

Camping for scouts and other organized groups

Butterfly walks, ethnobotany hikes, birding hikes

Reptile Show with native and exotics reptiles and more

Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center, Miami-Dade’s gem, is one of the best parks in the city that kids and adult. This is an inviting park for an educational nature trip and more, so spend an interesting weekend at the Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center. They are open from 9 AM – 5PM except Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, call them at 305-242-7688, email at castellowhammock@miamidade.gov or visit their website.

Source: castellowhammock.wordpress.com

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