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Big Tree Park, Longwood

#709 of 854 in Parks in Florida
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  • So sad that this unique park no longer has "The Senator"-Florida's oldest and largest cypress tree. I nice place to bring the family for an afternoon walk or picnic.  more »
  • As a change of pace from the crowds at the various theme parks, we elected to explore this park. Turns out, there is an 1100 ft boardwalk leading to the remains of "the Senator" , a 3500 year cypress ...  more »
  • I used to visit the park often until a druggie burned down The Senator. The park is nice for picnics, walks and viewing a little history.  more »
  • Great little park to have lunch a picnic or go on a nature walk. Covered picnic areas, and restrooms are available. I also saw that they have a nice little play area for kids. I stop here every once in awhile to have a quite outdoor lunch at times. This time of year it's nice to enjoy the outdoors, and maybe take a nap for a few ...
  • Nice, enjoyable walk through nature on a well maintained walk way. The history plaques are very informative and fun to read, although the trail is not very long at all. Don't expect the trail to take you over 20 minuets. The kids playground area is very nice and has a lock on the gate to prevent the little ones from running too far out of sight, or into the parking lot. The equipment looks very new and well maintained. It's a very nice little park to take the kids to for a little bit and a nice piece of history to learn about.
  • Home of the remains of The Senator, which was the largest cypress tree in the state till it was burned down by arson. Lady Liberty is the other large cypress in the park and is a beautiful site to behold. You must walk a boardwalk to get to the trees that has information about the growth and history of the trees. There is a bike path that passes the entrance of the park and a playground and bathroom in the park, as well as picnic tables and parking.
  • Nice little playground for young kids! It also has a trail next to it that's good for running or just walking on. It's quiet and secluded which means I'd only go there with someone else, not just myself and my small kids.
  • I will start by saying if you dont rate this with 5 stars, you are probably disconnected from nature. This park is beautiful and educational. The swamp is full of cypress, live oak, sweet guns and numerous other species. But the most impressive of them all is now lady Liberty. As unfortunate as it is to have lost the senator, this area should be grateful to still have such a magnificent tree in its midst. It is literally a blast from the past seeing how large the tree is. Do yourself a favor and check the park out.
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