DEERING ESTATE ART HIKE
Melissa Diaz, Deering Estate Cultural Arts Curator, and JW Bailly, Deering Estate AIR Fellow, organize hikes for artists in the Deering Estate Natural Preserve. These hikes are organized specifically for the Miami art community. By offering artists an immersive experience into the pristine nature and archeological history of Miami, the hikes aim to expand the perception of Miami. It is hoped the resulting dialogue surrounding the identity of Miami will manifest itself in the contemporary arts.
DEERING HIKE PREPARATION
If you participating in the hike, here is how to prepare:
- Despite the heat, wear long sleeves and long pants. You should protect yourself from plants and insects.
- Wear a pair of good walking shoes and have water shoes. You will switch back and forth from sneakers to water shoes. Do not wear sandals.
- Make sure your ankles are not exposed!! That’s exactly the poison ivy height.
- Bring a change of clothes and leave it in your car.
- Bring a reusable water bottle and a snack (energy bar and fruit are good).
- Always wear sunscreen, and have strong bug spray with you to use as needed. The mosquitoes can get quite bad.
- There is a possibility of encountering some wildlife (crocodiles, snakes, coyotes). You can always look, but never touch.
- The Deering Estate allows visitors to bring food into the property. So pack a picnic , if you wish.
- Please feel free to bring your phone, GoPro or camera. Photos are not only allowed but encouraged. Please tag the Deering Estate on Social Media.
- Remember that this is a hike through a natural terrain!! Dress appropriately!!!
The Deering Estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the Cutler Fossil Site, oldest archaeological site in southeastern Florida, as well as one of only two unexcavated Tequesta Burial Mounds. The Deering Estate Nature Preserve is one of the few remaining pristine natural environments in Miami.
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33157
The Deering Estate is located in South Miami-Dade County in the Village of Palmetto Bay. There is very limited public transportation access to the Deering Estate. Car parking is ample and free, however. Detailed information is available on https://deeringestate.org/plan-your-visit/
Dedicated to preserve and protect the natural, archaeological, architectural and historic legacy of the Estate by using cutting-edge tools and established methods to steward the management and utilization of its sensitive resources, while educating and enhancing the public appreciation of the unique characteristics of the site through well-matched and multipurpose uses.
DEERING ESTATE WALKING TOUR
Learn more about the history and nature with these Deering Estate Lecture Notes
Participants meet at the main entrance.
EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly 16 November 2021
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