Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

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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. Before you head to Fort Lauderdale, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer, including Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
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  • great place to go and rollerblade or just relax! I buy an annual pass here and enjoy it year round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  more »
  • I paid $6 to enter the park but primarily for boarding the water taxi. However I can see park rangers showing visitors the park along the way, and the map shows other interesting spots. This could be ...  more »
  • We walked into the park on Mother's Day and faced fast moving cars that almost hit us. There is a nice paved road, but it is not wide and the drivers are not careful. I wouldn't go on a weekend, again...  more »
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  • A much needed break from the noisy beach and traffic in the area. You can drive, but I highly recommend going for a stroll in the shade of the vegetation. See raccoons, turtles and big iguanas in their natural environment. Staff are friendly and helpful and the beachfront restaurant has nice food and beer. Bring food and charcoal, and have a waterfront meal at the intercoastal waterway!
  • IT'S a small park lots is going on, you can rent paddel boards kayaks and even jet skis on the beach. Now you can sit at newly renovated entrance with a bar and restaurant. Access to beach is the best .
  • This is my favorite state park in Broward. It's inexpensive, quiet, peaceful, has a lagoon with canoes, plenty of tracks and trails for hiking or exercise and an underpass to the beach. Admission is cheaper than parking anywhere else for quick beach access.
  • Great little local secret. Craft brew bistro on the sand, get out of traffic for a bike thru the hammock, or picnic on the water. Enjoy!
  • Beautiful park with many different habitats from beaches to mangroves; from water taxis to hiking trails. The people working in the park were all very welcoming & the most dog- friendly of all the places we've visited in the Ft. Lauderdale area. There is something for everyone from little kids to seniors.