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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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Address: 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone Number: 954-564-4521
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Biking
Description: Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a...
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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You forget that youre in the middle of a city, you can take a long walk, have a picnick, no mosquitoes despite the heat, beautiful beach access and ocean view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

You forget that youre in the middle of a city, you can take a long walk, have a picnick, no mosquitoes despite the heat, beautiful beach access and ocean view.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visit often; my little one practices his bike riding, I'll rollerblade, Daddy follows behind on the bike. We will bring a picnic lunch and watch the boats on the intracoastal. It's quite relaxing and an inexpensive way to feel like you 'got away.'

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Kelowna, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Close to the beachfront and the hectic beach scene, but you feel like you are miles away. The park was a lovely retreat and provided a fun and interesting walk. The huge banyan tree was fun for a photo op and we saw a lot of interesting flora native to south Florida. We were quite fascinated by the gopher tortoises... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Fort Lauderdale is a suburban beach town a bit on the over developed side. The state park though is natural setting on how South Florida was at the turn of the last century. A waling trail loops around the park. On the west side of the park the trail fces the Intercostal Waterway where you can pull up with your... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park on many of the trails, including some along the Intracoastal Waterway. It is very scenic here, and we would definitely come back.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in nearby hotel so walked to the park. We rented bikes and rode around entire park. Rental is very reasonable. There are paths off the paved road to explore! Loved that!

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The park was near our hotel so when we rented bikes for the day we rode through it. Nice, clean, great picnic/barbecue areas, canoe and kayak rental, plus a beach area. Great views of the bay and canals and the ocean. Pretty vegetation. Seems well kept up.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife & I were fortunate enough to spend a month staying in Fort Lauderdale recently and one of the highlights of our days out was to visit the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. We had stayed close by to this park a number of times in prior years, but always bypassed it, as we never thought it would be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

They were out of maps when we entered the park and paid the entrance fee around 10am this morning, and apparently they'd been out of maps for months and hadn't received new ones. We didn't know how to get to the nature trails, where to rent a canoe, which direction anything was, etc. We saw a number of canoes and... More 

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Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a peaceful haven in FL. A 2 miles loop walk takes you past native flora and there is a chance to see lizards, turtles and vultures. It is between A1A and the inland waterway so easy access by car or from the water taxi. The park is open 8am until dusk. There is access to the beach under... More 

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