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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Address: 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone Number: 954-564-4521
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.

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chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It is a 2 mile circular route with little car traffic. Only downpoint- it costs $6 to enter by car. Nice place to picnic/grill with family.

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San Diego, California
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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Whether you are spending the whole day or you just have an hour two before sundown, it's definitely worth the visit... especially considering it's accessible by bus and the walk-in admission is just $2. You can walk or bike on the paved road, or go off road on the natural trails. It's nice to see a park in the city... More

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florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went camping with a group of scuba divers all of us over 50 just this month. We were in the riverside camp ground. The campground is passable but the camp host was missing in action and the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper. There were a group of Boy Scouts in the group area that were up at the... More

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Miami, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
53 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went here late afternoon to check out the park. We were not disappointed at all. There are plenty of areas for parking. Easy access to the beach via the pedestrian or tunnel. There is a nice walking/biking trail. The trail is surrounded by wonderful big trees and plants. There are some birds, ducks and other small animals too. This is... More

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Niskayuna
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a lovely state park with drive in entry for $6 per car, $2 for walk ins. Plenty of benches and quiet places to enjoy the partially riverfront location. A great tunnel access to the beach. There is an office to rent all sorts of equipment including bikes, canoes, stand up paddle boards, jet skis etc. We took leisurely... More

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Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Depending on the weather, this park is wonderful for a picnick. If it's windy, go to the intracoastal side and watch the boats. If not, head for the beach, the park also has several shelters, playgrounds and fields in which to accommodate different sports, games and groups.

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Pembroke, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our visit was early morning and we most frequently encountered regular dog walkers rather than tourists. Enjoyed following the trails and getting off the paved surface. Missed hearing birds (few chirps) and seeing / smelling flowers - must be the time of year we visited (November). Several caretakers were working to keep park in good order while we visited. Loop... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The park has something for everyone, if you like the outdoors. Lots of trails, Kayaking, Biking (bring your own bike). There are lots of BBQ spots both on the inter coastal and in forested areas. We like to take our dog (yes, its pet friendly - on a leash) over the weekend and spend the afternoon walking the trails, ending... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Fort Lauderdale is a great place for morning walk on the beach. Even better when coupled with walk through State Park. park opens at 8:30 and has a good walking loop that is about 2 miles. Maps available at entrance. Only $2.00 entry if on foot or bike. Can avoid some car traffic by opting for woodland walking paths parallel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my 4 young children while vacationing in ft. Lauderdale and while parked at beach lot, van was broken into, my purse, laptop, garmin and each of my kids wallets and $ were taken. It is a somewhat secluded lot, so protect your belongings! Unfortunately no one can be trusted! Nice park otherwise!

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