Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Deering Estate

Another of the great houses in Miami, the Deering Estate , was built in 1900 by Charles Deering. It's a country cottage compared to Vizcaya but an impressive mansion in it's own right. The location could not be better and there is plenty of tropical landscape to nearly block out the big city that now surrounds it. The walkway thru the mangroves on the property gives you a real sense of what Florida once looked like. There are still remnants of the original foot path heading to Miami along the shore. Check the calendar on their website for special events or just visit and take a step back to a simpler time. It's a little trickey to find. No problem at all once I turned on the GPS and realized I drove right past it. Get the most out of your visit by renting a kayak or taking an Eco tour.

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