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Address: 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach, FL
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Historic Fairchild Oak Tree !!!

I saw the sign for this place while driving on the Spanish Moss cover road called "The Loop". There was no admission fee so I drove in just to check it out. There are picnic areas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frank d
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the sign for this place while driving on the Spanish Moss cover road called "The Loop". There was no admission fee so I drove in just to check it out. There are picnic areas and some hiking trails but I did not do either of those activities. I just visited the Fairchild Oak and some sort of ruins... More 

Thank Frank d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bulow State Park was a pleasant place to take a short hike or a lengthy one. We stopped to see the oak and have lunch at the picnic tables. A number of people would drive up while we were there to stop and look at the oak and then most would leave. No admission fee so you can pop in.... More 

Thank mma536
Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE toured this area on our bikes and really enjoyed the natural surroundings and efforts salvage the ruins for others to enjoy!

Thank Rick J
Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Excellent outstanding side trip in Ormond Beach to take. Minutes from our house, we pop over several times just to enjoy "Old Florida"!. The ruins from the distillery are awesome to see how large of a complex it was. History is fascinating, the gallery displays many of the items found on the site. Several trails to wander through and enjoy... More 

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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 

Thank Dave P
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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.

Thank Jason N
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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.

Thank Jessica M
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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.

Thank fortyoneten
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26 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Theroyaltravelers
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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