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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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Delray Beach, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
72 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a beautiful setting across from the Atlantic Ocean. Huge state park right off A1A and Sunrise Blvd, and sits on the Intracoastal waterway. It is nice to drive thru or take the tram.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This park is very near my home, so I usually visit it 1-3 times per week. This park really has a feel of old beach scrub and hammock Florida (particularly the hiking trails that lead off from the parking lots and roads). If you are a cyclist or skater, this park is particularly good: there is a paved loop road... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had some time to kill waiting for a late flight in Ft. Lauderdale. Nice place to stop...a quiet park in the city. I was looking to go to the beach and this park is across the street (N. Atlantic Blvd.) from the beach at one area. There is washroom with change facility. No shower. Place to buy pop etc...... More

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Elmhurst, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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