Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Tours
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The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, which spans 80 acres (73 hectares) of land, is a ruggedly beautiful park in the middle of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There’s something for everyone here: paved paths for bicyclists, several nature trails for hikers, and more than 200 plant species. A freshwater lagoon is a great place for canoeing or kayaking, and you can fish here, too.
Start by swinging by the Terramar Visitor Center, where you’ll gain a basic understanding of the ecology and history of the park. From there, you can go swimming, canoeing, camping, bicycling, or picnicking among the plentiful wildlife, which includes turtles, butterflies, opossums, squirrels, and more than 200 species of birds. There are several guided walks and presentations each week.
Things to Know Before You Go
- You can order a meal or a snack at Park & Ocean, the on-site restaurant and bar.
- Beach wheelchairs are available from the Beach Concession.
- You can check out the park’s one-mile audio tour for free.
- Restrooms are located at the Beach Concession.
How to Get There
The park is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale Beach on East Sunrise Boulevard, about three miles (4.8 kilometers) northeast of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Take US-1 North to Sunrise Boulevard. Paid parking is available on-site. The nearest bus stop is Sunrise and A1A, about a four-minute walk.
When to Get There
The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is open 8am to sunset year round and hosts regular events, from the annual South Florida Folk Festival to nature walks throughout the week, including guided themed tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the calendar to see what’s happening during your visit, and remember that weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends.
One of the most interesting animals you might see here is the Gopher Tortoise, a threatened species and the only native tortoise species in the eastern United States. It’s also considered a keystone species because it shares its burrow with more than 350 other animal species.
Address: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Hours: Daily Sunrise to Sunset
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Catch a breeze riding along the Intracoastal Waterway at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on this guided Segway tour through one of the Fort Lauderdale's natural attractions. Complete a brief Segway training with your guide before hitting the path to learn about the park's history and wildlife on a tour that covers more ground than a walking tour while still letting you feel close to nature.
If you’re looking for a little time outdoors when in Fort Lauderdale, this 1-hour bike tour of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is the perfect fix. Hop on a bike, and follow your guide around the park. Learn about the history of the area as you take in beautiful sights and keep a look out for wildlife.
Exploring Fort Lauderdale by Segway is a great way to roll around the city—there’s no need to walk in the heat as you head to top locations. Unlike other Segway tours, this Segway service offers rentals by the hour (or even by the week) for you to use on your own, in addition to traditional guided Segway tours of Hugh Taylor Birch Park and Fort Lauderdale by night.
The Perks of Going Electric See more of the gorgeous Fort Lauderdale coast and city in a shorter amount of time. Less physical effort means that you can spend your time enjoying the views, not catching your breath. Adjust the bike’s electric assistance to fit your preferences. It’s suitable both for people who want a good workout and for those that don’t want to expend much energy.
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Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Hugh Taylor Birch State Park hours of operation?
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park hours of operation: Daily Sunrise to Sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Hugh Taylor Birch State Park?
The best ways to experience Hugh Taylor Birch State Park are:
- Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Segway Tour
- 1-Hour Bike Tour of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
- Fort Lauderdale Segway Tours and Rentals
- 1 Hour Central Park Guided Electric Bike Tour
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