Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

4.3
#3 of 7 in Nature in Broward County
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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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  • My kids and I recently did the 90 minute segway tour of the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and I would definitely recommend this for families and couples alike. Segway Joe was very outgoing and friendly...  more »
  • Participated in a SUP Yoga Class. It was great exercise in a beautiful, tranquil setting. Our instructor Faye was terrific. I highly recommend it! (even for those who have never done yoga or paddle bo...  more »
  • A true gem in the city with all of the trappings of a nature preserve plus an underground walkway to the beach and great bike, running and walking paths  more »
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  • Love this park... if you want to get away for Few hours this is the place.. it's right by the ocean, it has really awesome views. Highly recommend it..... I'll be glad to answer any questions about this location and if you found this comment helpful please press like.
  • 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!
  • Jet ski rentals were great through this place! The staff was so helpful and allowed our 14 year old to take a test so he could drive the ski! It was a great time and best that they were right on the beach!
  • 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.

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Fort Lauderdale is world famous for its beaches, and some of its finest hotels overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The city's many beachfront properties offer comfortable rooms with ocean views and all the modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, secure parking, workout facilities, and a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. For an even cushier stay, prepare to pay more and consider one of the city's luxury resorts, many of which feature access to 18-hole golf courses, full-service spa centers, and award-winning restaurants.
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