Welcome to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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. Located on East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, off A1A. Our ranger-led walks, every Friday and Saturday at 10:30am, are a hit during this time of year, rotating through the varied, interesting knowledge of your friendly park rangers. Learn more intricate details about the unique ecosystems and the rich history that is preserved within the late Mr. Hugh Taylor Birch's estate. This is truly one of the best representations of what spanned this entire coastal area just a few short decades ago, so its intrinsic worth is invaluable to our historical and ecological legacy. If you are looking for a unique and relaxing shift from the urban excitement of Ft. Lauderdale, consider Hugh Taylor Birch State Park as a destination for your vacation, or simply for locals, as a retreat from your daily routine.