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New River, Fort Lauderdale

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Broward County
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The New River is a tidal estuary in South Florida, United States. Despite its name, it is not a river, but a channel composed of many tributary canals, The channel is connected to the Everglades through a series of man-made canals. After passing through Fort Lauderdale, the channel connects to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean at Port Everglades cut. The channel is entirely within Broward County and is composed from the junction of three main canals which originate in the Everglades, splitting off from the Miami Canal. They are the North New River Canal, which flows south from Lake Okeechobee along the east side of U.S. 27 and then east along the north side of State Road 84 / Interstate 595; the South New River Canal, which flows east from the Miami Canal along the north side of Griffin Road and the south side of Orange Drive; and a canal which flows east along the south side of Sunrise Boulevard.

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  • This region has lots of interesting areas, from trips on the river to river walkways to great eateries. 
    This region has lots of interesting areas, from trips on the river to river walkways to great eateries.  more »
  • The Riverside Hotel is located at the New River and it is a nice area to walk around. However, I did so during day light and I do not think that I will do so while it is dark. 
    The Riverside Hotel is located at the New River and it is a nice area to walk around. However, I did so during day light and I do not think that I will do so while it is dark.  more »
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  • I saw a section of New River in Fort Lauderdale along Riverwalk North Park. The beautiful, subtropical urban setting reminded me very much of Honolulu, Hawaii. Looking so much like an inland river, one would not know how close to the Atlantic Ocean this location is.
  • Wow! How cool is this!! We took a new 21’ Brig from Freedom Boat Club in Ft. Lauderdale up the new river at the suggestion of Captain Jay from FBC. Great exploring and just the yachts and bridges were enough to look at, but they have huge mansions and parks along this river too! We stopped off for some snacks and the Riverwalk was very cool. Courtesy docks were a great idea!! Thanks for an awesome morning!!

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