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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

welcome back to old Florida in this park. nice paved trails, and other more natural trails in your tour of nature. much of it is canopied, so very enjoyable. activities include many water sport rentals, even a under the road bridge to the beach. The great Atlantic.....beautiful/warm/heavenly. on the west side of the park, you can walk the intracoastal to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I've never seen government worker act more like you are inconveniencing then by visiting a state-owned park. I would have thought they'd be happy to have such terrific jobs and a beautiful place to work, but the ones I spoke with were rude, refused to answer questions, and just acted like total jerks. If I return, it will be to... More

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Gardner, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It gets hot on foot. You can catch the water taxi here but call first. It is a whistle stop. It is a beautiful and peaceful park. $2 to admit and on the honor system. You can rent bikes, kayaks, canoes, and more from here.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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459 reviews 459 reviews
204 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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