A leisurely automobile adventure through Miami's Bountiful Countryside is a wonderful opportunity to learn a bit about the pioneer era one hundred years ago and stock up on fresh produce, orchids, exotic fruits and home-made delicacies during the winter and spring seasons.
The Redland Riot Road Rallye is sponsored by Dade Heritage Trust, celebrating 50 years of preservation, education and advocacy for historical sites in our community.
Dade Heritage Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is happy to co-sponsor this year's Redland Riot Road Rallye on the third Saturday in January, starting at Cauley Square at 10am. DHT is working with Miami-Dade County, organizations and individuals to seek funding to update the 1993 Redland Preservation and Tourism Plan which could provide a road map for ensuring the Redland's future as South Florida's agritourism center. It all starts with education — and there is not a more delightful way to educate people about the importance and uniqueness of the Redland region than enjoying this whimsical, fruity, tropical history tour.
A Bit of History and Some Goodies
The Redland Riot tour emphasizes a few remaining historical destinations and encourages us to enjoy the simple pleasures of the seasonal bounty while helping us to re-discover the rural charm of a century ago.
Travel with a large group of cars on one of our scheduled events if you enjoy a mad-capped adventure for treasure, or enjoy the tour on your own anytime.
By printing the map and driving directions, this can be a self-guided tour that you can do anytime in your own car with friends. Study the sites, print the map and go. The map and driving directions make it easy to find these wonderful places. Along the way, you'll learn a bit about history and collect some delicious goodies.
Miami New Times has bestowed the prestigious honor of Best Tour and Best Tour Guide in Miami-Dade County for Rob's Redland Riot tour.
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Thanks for visiting my web site about the Redland Region. I hope you'll come to enjoy the area as much as we do and share these fun experieinces with your friends and family.
Very Short History of the Redland Area
The pioneer era of South Florida was a time of legends and great adventurers. Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad reached Miami in 1895, and Goulds in 1903, signaling a boom era that attracted thousands of families.
Enticed by rumors and legends of life in paradise, of balmy winters that cured a dozen ailments, of a land where an abundance of exotic, delicious fruit was said to fall from trees only to rot on the ground, a trickle of bold adventurers arrived before 1900. Before the boom era ended with the great depression in 1929, a steady stream of families, entrepreuners and tourists came south to experience sub-tropical Dade County.
As rural, family-based agricultural enterprises were eventually squeezed out by expanding residential and commercial districts, much of the original charm and rustic flavor of the area has faded. Still, if we take the time to look a bit closer, there are a number of lingering reminders of our pioneer era and an abundance of wonderful places to sample the bounty of the Redlands.
For more information, contact Robert Burr at info@RedlandRiot.com