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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-564-4521
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Biking
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... more » 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. « less
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Elmhurst, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went to the park with the intention of kayaking on their lake as we aren't very experienced. The staff was very nice and the kayaking gear was in good condition. The lake was very shallow and there were lilly pads everywhere. Under many lilly pads are spiders, so be brave or maybe this isn't the place for you. It... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Park opened at 8AM. (We heard about this thru the water taxi.) We entered in a car (3 of us) for $6.00...which was good for the entire day. Parked, then walked around. There were butterflies, iguana's, plant life...and views. Oh my; the views. At 10 we rented bikes for an hour. It was such fun. One of the bikes had... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had time to kill before leaving Fort Lauderdale and decided to come here to stretch our legs. It was a pleasant walk around the grounds watching boats going by on the waterway and we spotted a racoon and tortoises. The one minor downside was a cyclist in full lycra gear using the roadway as his own personal cycling circuit... More

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Itasca, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice way to see the natural Florida. We had a picnic right on the Intracoastal Waterway and toasted the "Big Dog" yachts with our beers!

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South Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wide, beautiful beach w plenty of palm trees to sit under for shade... Clear warm water, lots of places to grill out and play. Tons of fun

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Biddeford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great time here. They have inexpensive canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals and plenty of beautiful scenery.

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went here for the first time a couple weeks ago when in FLL, what a great time! We went twice and both times it was an older gentleman at the gate that took our money. He was so friendly, explained about the park, gave us directions etc. We went the one day and set up a small area by the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is an amazing oasis in the concete jungle of FLL. It's peaceful and woods-y. Lots of rollerblader's which sometimes think they own the roadway, frightening pedestrians. You can walk your leashed dog. I love picnicing on the bend at where the road meets the intracoastal waterway. Great power walking trails.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went on such a hot day, the trails are underneath trees that provided good shade. Very walkable trails. Went to the end to sit on the waterfront. Great view. Very clean park. People were rollarblading, biking, running, etc. There is a mile long lagoon that you can kayak or canoe. We didn't get a chance to go to the beach.... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went over to rent paddle boards for the ocean (you pay at this park, and you pick them up right across the street by the ocean). The had a park ranger with tables set up near the entrance, teaching anyone willing to listen about Florida snakes. They taught us about native vs. introduced species. Snakes are not my thing,... More

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