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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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Address: 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone Number: +1 954-564-4521
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a...

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.

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One of the most beautiful and scenic places to visit in South Florida

This is a lovely, scenic place to visit and walk. It is a piece of the South Florida eco culture preserved for all to enjoy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely, scenic place to visit and walk. It is a piece of the South Florida eco culture preserved for all to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in a small guesthouse in North Beach, and got up early Sunday morning to go kayak in Birch State Park. There is a freshwater lagoon (really like a canal) that runs parallel to the ocean, that is totally within the park. We rented a tandem kayak, and spent a leisurely hour paddling up and down looking at... More 

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2 Thank Lloyd S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk through the trails walk through the woods and take in the many 100-year-old trees .Great place to rent a Pavillion and have a Birthday Party Barbeque. Great Park to take a shaded jog there are the trail or the many paths. Once you have fully enjoyed the Park head to the bridge underpass that connects to... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is a few miles and pretty well hidden. It didn't appear people knew about it, but is a hidden jewel. We rented a canoe and went through the center of the park, which gave us a different view of birds and wildlife. You can also rent kayaks and bikes. The beach is on one side and the intercoastal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk with some nature trails. One of the trails has an audio commentary which can be downloaded. It works...sort of :p. The vegetation isn't particularly interesting and there wasn't much sign of life apart from the powerboats roaring past in the adjacent Intercoastal Waterway. Probably the best thing that could be said is that, unlike most parks in Fort... More 

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Cuba, MO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Other than the huge banyan tree there wasn't much to it. Walked the trails and the only wildlife we saw were spiders. It was pretty and considering it was only $2 each for walk ins, wasn't a bad value.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing to see. We saw two ducks, nothing else. Completely waste of time. Not even a playground for children. There is a lot of staff around with nice vehicles, but I don' t know what's their jobs.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours walking around this park. The park is on the waterfront of the intercoastal waterway and has a tarmac road looping around it with some smaller trails leading off. We saw lots of wildlife including manatees in the waterway. There are good facilities with parking, toilets, picnic etc. It costs 2 USD to enter, on... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I really like this park- it's small enough to see in an hour or 2, with walking trails throughout. It's also nice to sit by the water and watch the boats go by, as this park is on the intercostal. It also has a lot of picnic tables and pavillions all around- both in populated areas as well as in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our cruise with Carrie B was cancelled so we searched around for things to do in Ft. Lauderdale and we found this park. We went in to check it out and with the time we had, we could only do the pedal boat for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, they were cleaning the bottom of the "river", we could not go far...... More 

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