“oasis of tropical hammocks”
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a short walk from beachside shops and condominiums, this park is an oasis of tropical hammocks-a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida's posterity. His former estate preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or fish from the seawall. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails and learn about local plants and wildlife while bicyclists and skaters glide along the paved park road. Visitors can access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A. Picnic areas overlook the channel; pavilions with water and electricity are available for rental. A group/youth campground is available to organized groups. The Terramar Visitor Center features displays regarding the area's natural and cultural history.
Even during spring break this park wasn't to crowded! The $6 to get into the park is cheaper than any other parking in the Fort Lauderdale Beach area, plus you get the bonus of picnic areas and playgrounds!
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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