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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park brings a tropical forest right into the city. The park, a former estate left to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch, is home to snakes, butterflies, turtles, and gopher tortoises. Rent a canoe and paddle around the lagoon, walk the nature trails, or visit the beach. Explore the visitor center inside Birch's Art Deco-style house to see exhibits about the park's ecosystem, the history of Fort Lauderdale, and Birch himself. Bring along a picnic and relax in one of the pavilions in the park. The park closes at sundown each day. By using our Fort Lauderdale online tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and other attractions in Fort Lauderdale.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park reviews
The park is a wonderful place for a walk. It is a great escape, feeling like you are in the wilderness. The house and history are interesting.
The park is a wonderful place for a walk. It is a great escape, feeling like you are in the wilderness. The house and history are interesting. more »
Beach is across the street, less busy than Las Olas and FLL Beach. Parking for the day is $6, which can't be beat. They have a large lot but fills by midday during the week, by 10am on the...
Beach is across the street, less busy than Las Olas and FLL Beach. Parking for the day is $6, which can't be beat. They have a large lot but fills by midday during the week, by 10am on the... more »
This is probably my favorite park in South Florida! There are endless options for a fun day with family (including dogs), or for a zen day on your own. Great walking paths, cool options for people on wheels (cars, bikes, skateboards, etc...). Awesome activity options with the rentals, sightseeing, fishing, the restaurant, affordable parking, and it's across the street from the beach. It's my favorite local getaway for a little bit of everything. If it's not already clear from my review and the pictures from my adventures there, I'm a big fan.
Beautiful park. We have only visited once but hope to return soon to try out our rollerblades. We took our paddles and enjoyed the small trail this park offers. We were the only ones on the water right after a downpour and that was nice. You will run into overgrown grass that is a small challenge to paddle but doable. We saw a variety of birds and a turtle. The parks employee was kind enough to ask in the parking lot if we would like any assistance and I heard him ask a set of older ladies if they wanted a ride to the beach they respectfully declined, that is something I have only seen in this state park. We will return soon to explore more of this beautiful park.
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