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Date(s) - Saturday, March 9, 2024
12:00 am

Location
Arch Creek Park

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Save The Date — Saturday, March 9 from 11am to 4pm

Field Trip to Arch Creek

The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade are invited by our friends in the Arch Creek Trust to a very special event at Arch Creek Park – a celebration of history, archaeology and Earth Day festivities.

https://www.archcreektrust.org/event/meet-at-the-bridge-sat-march-9/

Arch Creek Park is located on the corner of Biscayne Blvd (US1) and NE 135 Street. The address is 1855 NE 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33181.

Once a lush forest housing indigenous people of the Tequesta and Seminole Tribes, later the site of stagecoach stops, boat tours, and Sunday picnics, Arch Creek is a magical place where the waters of the Everglades, meet Biscayne Bay.

The very first car to enter Miami, crossed the historic Arch Creek Natural Bridge, part of the first road into Miami. Ironically, later in the 20th Century, the land was slated to become a Chrysler dealership. Thanks to the intervention of a group of concerned environmental advocates, the Arch Creek Trust, in 1973 the State of Florida purchased the land. On the very day of the land purchase, the historic Arch Creek Natural Bridge collapsed under mysterious circumstances.

Thanks to the partnership between The Arch Creek Trust and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, the State designated historic site is now a wondrous Park, housing a museum, nature trails, a reconstructed bridge, and provides educational programming to the community provided by Miami EcoAdventures™.

The family-style festivities will include live music, children’s crafts, archery, historical nature walks, and food.

Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase.

Bring a book or two to donate to the Park’s Little Free Library book drive.

Meet at the Bridge - Arch Creek