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“Beautiful place to picnic, rest & recharge”

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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$62.54*
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90 Minute Segway Tour - Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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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 chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bimini
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to picnic, rest & recharge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is the largest piece of undeveloped land on the beach in South Florida. I used to live near here, and often rode my bike there daily.

Its beautiful with lots of open places and pavilions and picnic tables. I often take naps under the big banyan tree next to pavilion #1, and the tar road is a couple mile long loop thru the trees and along the intercoastal waterway. A fun place to get a nature fix amidst the hectic busyness of Ft. Lauderdale.

Visited December 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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“Who was Hugh Taylor Birch and why is this park named for him?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Who was Hugh Taylor Birch and why is this park named for him? The answer to that question is why this park has a special place in the hearts of we Ft. Lauderdale natives. A true Florida pioneer, first arriving in the 1890s, Birch foresaw what S. Florida would become. He left this legacy of green space to future generations at a time when everyone else, including state and local governments saw land only as dollar signs. It is living reminder of what this place was like before it was covered with concrete. If you don't think that's worth the price of admission please take your 6 bucks up to "The Parks" [Orlando] and buy a.... I don't know... I don't think you CAN buy anything up there for only $6.

Visited January 2013
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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
“Beach Access”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been to this park numerous times over the years. This last year we spent a day at a pavilion with many friends and we really liked the beach access.

Visited May 2012
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Montreal
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88 reviews
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“Nothing to do!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We took our six-year old daughter to the park and we left after 10 minutes after having spent $6 on admission. We had nothing to do except walk through the trees and go look at the boats on the Intercoastal which you can do everywhere in Fort Lauderdale. Personally it is nice to have some greenery in the middle of Fort Lauderdale which is so rare but it should be a park, like Central Park... free of charge.

Visited January 2013
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Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
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“great for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

nice park with picnic tables close to beach, and food. has train ride for kids to enjoy.. yes you walk from beach to park and back again it is just across the street.

Visited December 2012
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