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Address: 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach, FL
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Great Ruins and Old Florida

A hidden gem off the beaten path. Amazing ruins and outside exhibit over sugar mill, nestled in beautiful old Florida. Nice stroll, along natural paths. Great for an hour of total... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Well worth the stop over on what is a very picturesque drive. The park area is small and is dominated by the Fairchild oak - a magnificent specimen of its kind. It is a nice place to sit and relax and just look at the tree and marvel at what it has been through in its time. There are numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A hidden gem off the beaten path. Amazing ruins and outside exhibit over sugar mill, nestled in beautiful old Florida. Nice stroll, along natural paths. Great for an hour of total naturalism.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Took my kids to see the Fairchild Oak, and spent some time on the nature trails. They really enjoyed the park. Saw lots of animal tracks. We would have stayed all day if not for the heat. Plan on taking them back in the fall so we can hike the entire trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Towering oaks frame a step back in time. One can literally feel the history of this area. Hiking,fishing,bicycling and crabbing, it is all here. North from Walter Boardman will take you to Cisco ditch. This fresh water drains into Bulow creek. Fishing options range from fresh to saltwater. A true retreat from civilization.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Subtract the Ranger that works this area and you have a great place. She is not a people person and it comes across. However, for the four dollars that you pay upon entering, it is a good stop. You can canoe, but it is a bit pricey, and you can walk the old sugar plantation, which we enjoyed.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Fairchild Oak parking area of Bulow State Park on Old Dixie Hwy is our go-to place for easy walking or biking. The parking area is nicely maintained, and the huge Fairchild Oak is impressive. There are ~9 miles of trails from there - mostly very easy, with a few roots and sandy spots here and there. There are several... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The local historical importance of this park is profound. I wish it was more accessible, and that money could be found to restore and preserve some of the objects exhibited.

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Dade City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Fairchild tree is worth the trip. It's a ginormous 400 year old tree, that is just amazing. There are trails that we didn't have time to utilize, but hope to come back and check out.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This park is one of a kind. They have the biggest Oak tree I have ever seen. The Oak tree is estimated to be about 300 to 500 years old.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The ranger at Tomoka State Park told me about Bulow so I drove there after spending the day at Tomoka. So glad I did! The Fairchild Oak was worth the trip! What a majestic site! It was late afternoon and too late to take the 6 mile or 3 mile hiking trail, but I did hike a shorter one to... More 

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