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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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Atlanta, GA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We mostly use this park as the best parking location when we're going to the beach, but it's a wonderful break from the sun and heat (or the city's hectic pace). Tons of walking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful native plants.

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Kansas City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a great place for those of you who are looking for a place to shoot pictures. As you'll see there's hardly any place to stop along the beach and take pictures. There isn't any beach area in the park but plenty of palm trees and intercoastal waterway shots.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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515 reviews 515 reviews
249 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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