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Free birdwatching equipment on loan from libraries

For fun, free outdoor excursions, lots of people delight in watching & identifying birds on nature walks in local parks.  If you’re interested in birdwatching, Broward Library & Broward Parks department offer resources.  Broward Library is loaning out backpacks with equipment for birdwatching. Parks naturalist Sierra Taliaferro offers some information on the activity. “All birds …

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TY Park offers popular walking path, live entertainment & festivals

Topeekeegee Park in Hollywood, or TY Park, is popular for a wide variety of outdoor activities, including picnicking and walking, running or skating on a path around a lake lined with shady live oaks. It’s also a venue for festivals and live entertainment.  Watercraft rentals are offered on weekends. Events Jazz in the Park 6 …

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Night hikes & nature walks in Broward parks

For an interesting twist on nightlife activities, register for evening nature walks.  Different parks occasionally offer evening nature walks in forests, prairies, on shorelines and other intriguing outdoor spaces. You’ll savor distinctive sights, scents and sounds of evenings in the wild. Some parks offer nature walks in the daylight. The fee for night hikes usually …

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$8 Roller-skating Wednesdays in Davie, including rentals

For a price break on a fun activity in Broward, roller skating is $8 on Wednesdays in  Davie. The price includes skate rentals. The $8 deal is offered 6 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at Galaxy Skateway. Recommendation: Phone first to ensure the venue is open and deal is offered Galaxy Skateway is at …

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Hollywood Broadwalk offers oceanfront venue for walking, rollerskating & live entertainment

Delightful outdoor spaces are plentiful in South Florida.  For walking, biking & rollerblading, lots of folks love Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Noteworthy features include Hollywood Beach Bandshell offering free live entertainment. Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Photo/Hollywood Florida CRA The promenade runs along the Atlantic Ocean with the rolling surf and swaying palms on one side and shops, …

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5 free apps to help improve your fitness

Yes, you can get fit on a budget. Sure, personal trainers do wonders, but there are plenty of ways to improve your fitness without one. Try out these FREE fitness apps on your smartphone to shape up in no time. 1.FitOn app The FitOn app is recommended by Katy at Palm Beach on the Cheap, who uses it as part …

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Forests & gardens in Broward

Relax in lovely outdoor spaces in South Florida.  Native and exotic foliage is on display in Broward gardens & forests. Soak in nature’s sights, sounds, scents. Delight in the antics of birds and other wildlife. For some venues, entry and parking are free. For others, entry fees &/or parking fees apply. Please follow mask & …

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Miami-Dade bike trails: See where you can ride

Miami-Dade is filled with great trails that allow you to be active with your bicycles on a budget. Whether you want to mountain bike or just take a nice cruise, here are 13 free and cheap bike trails in Miami-Dade County that you and your family can enjoy. Remember to always take sunscreen, a water …

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Paddleboats & other watercraft rentals in Parks

Parks in South Florida offer watercraft rentals for folks who adore an excursion on the water. Watercraft for rent include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats & others.  Prior to venturing out, phone first. Some parks require pre-payment for watercraft rentals, and occasionally rentals are not available for other reasons. Broward Parks offering boat rentals include Quiet …

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