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.
This park has so much to offer from bike/walking/roller-blading trails, hidden tunnels and established rest areas, intercoastal views and beach access under Sunrise Blvd. (great to avoid crossing street with children), wildlife, the list goes on and on. One of the few places in Fort Lauderdale that still boasts Old Florida trees with roots wider than roads. A must-do if you are looking to capture a glimpse of Florida's history.