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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 2013
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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kenmore ny
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

ok park but not much to see or do and it is on the Lauderdale strip. Kind of dark and ok for a picnic or stroll aweay from sun and sand,

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Miami, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a great treat! We went on a 60 minute "Segway Tour" of the whole State Park that it was simply amazing. I never knew about all the small enclaves, walking routes or history that we able to go and actually experience (a great photo shoot). It was a great surprise because I didn't know this park existed all these... More

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Who knew? Beautiful vegetation, an opportunity to ride your bike or have a picnic right on the intracoastal waterway- in the heart of FortLauderdale. Then walk through the tunnel under A1A to the beach. And all of this for $6

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Miramar, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great park with ample parking and the cost is only $6. Excellent walking trails and views of the intercostal waterway and the million dollar homes. It is a park used by families at the weekend for picnics and barbeques. Access is available from the park via an underpass to the beach.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I love this park! The park is 2.25 miles around. I ride my bike there, jog, and you can sit by the inter coastal and picnic in the shade or sun and watch all the yachts go by. Very peaceful. A good peaceful getaway to relax! a playground for the kids. A fee to get in but so much worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nice paths for walking dogs and biking along the intracoastal. Plenty of parking. Admission fee. Picnic grounds,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A rare slice of original natural beauty in Ft Lauderdale! It was great for a run on smooth roads or a jog on the wild-side through Seminole trails and old railroad rails to trails. It is one of the last tropical beach tropical hardwood hammocks! Kudos to Birch and his donation to the people and posterity :)

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portland, maine
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9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Well spaced,maintained facilities for a day at the park and/or beach. I always rent a bike for an hour and leisurely ride around the entire park...stopping to enjoy the waterway views. You will see people fishing, reading, just a good place to relax. Rent a canoe to enjoy the small pond. Trails have some interesting vegetation. I believe you can... More

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Oslo, Norway
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

You can take a little stroll around this park - but you walk on the road inside the park. Great for strolling, skating etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Picnic pavilions and BBQs are Ok. Amazing view of Ocean-liners sailing out of the port. Trails are not paved, overgrown, very dark and narrow. The only paved road has moderate traffic, not comfortable to walk. A lot of raccoons, they are really cute!

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