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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: State Parks, Nature & 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...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & 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 chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.

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Alexandria, VA
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590 reviews 590 reviews
291 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A gift from Hugh Taylor Birch who developed an early fondness for Ft. Lauderdale, this park preserves that memory with its expansive acreage on East Sunshine Boulevard between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Beach. A $6 entry fee per car opens the door to hiking trails, a lagoon for canoeing, shelters and tables for picnicking and bike trails. It is... More 

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful park. Great nature trails, waterfront picnic tables and BBQs, Canoe & Segway rentals. A complete package with ready access to the beach and all this for only $6.00 parking. A true delight and the best thing is that if will remain the same for many a year!

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Fayette, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We walked And walked was nothing to see! Didn't even hear birds chirping! And it Was a nice sunny day. Saw water bottles around some of the trails, which is a shame. Extremely disappointed. No animals or even saw a bird! Not even a chirping bird.

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Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This park has been around since I was young (and I'm now a "senior"). It's full of lovely banyan trees, palms and other plants that are left in their "natural" state. I haven't done it lately, but you used to be able to rent a canoe and paddle on a little lake that goes back into the "woods". There are... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park, but felt that the staff does not explain the proper pricing schedule for the Elk's Cabins and what paperwork is needed at the final moments of payment. After hearing the issues with my church's youth group and I discuss and set up the program, it was obvious we were not informed of cost or paper issues.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I love this park! This park is definitely my escape from the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale. I easily get lost in the parks beauty and before I even know it I have gone 5 laps around in no time. It is a great park with many opportunities. Great way to get a taste of Fort Lauderdales real nature!... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just 1 block from the ocean and hotel strip along Ocean Blvd it was nice to escape the crowds along the beach. You can follow the paved roadway that snakes around the park or you can walk along the flat easy dirt trails that take you through a mangrove habitat or thick forests of banyan trees. None of the trails... More 

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Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is just an okay park. It's about 100 acres, so you can get from one side to the next in no time. There's a few trails through the trees. There's BBQ's you can use. There's not much to see though.

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Auburn, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a 1/2 day trip that turned into a longer day. The trailsare great. Take a picniclunch and watch the million$ boats go by. You might see a manatee, or alligatorin the water. Its small but has alot of history. Not to be missed

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very nice and small park in between the busy streets of Fort Lauderdale. You can drive around in the park with your car and park along the way. The entrance fee is 6 dollars per vehicle and you can actually park the car at the first parking area and access the beach via a tunnel. There are... More 

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