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.

So pretty!

trail running
5 months ago

Short loop trail through tropical woods. Well signed. Butterflies and tiny lizards. Saw quite a few birds, parrots, herons, etc. Soaked by downpour but hey it's Florida who cares. Some mosquitoes. It's a state park, I paid the $2 pedestrian fee. Then rented a paddle board from the park on its freshwater lagoon. Very relaxing nobody else on the water, saw quite a few iguanas basking on tree branches. No mosquito on the lagoon.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Perfect little Park. One-way blacktop road with some ups and downs. Beautiful views. right on the intracoastal. Also has some back roads and trails near a scenic train trestle and other interesting areas. Well maintained.
Perfect for the middle of the day when you want to get out and do a quick safe bike ride.
I work on the beach and it's perfect for me.

Nice little park - sea of tranquility amid the hustle and bustle and development of surrounding Ft. Lauderdale area. Auto access from Sunrise Blvd and pedestrian access directly to/from beach with tunnel option even under A1A. Trails easy to hike. Water taxi access. Concession at A1A entrance. Only negative was water fountain off road just down from Water Taxi had cloudy water coming out of it.

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I love this place. Lots of meandering trails with thick vegetation and slick reptiles. Paved trail around the park is great for biking safely.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Quiet, away from crowds, plants similar to Hawaii, short trail though and that's why the low score. Water taxi stops there.

geocaching
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Great variety of caches hidden in this park. Considering the trails and scenery the park is well worth a visit.

walking
Friday, September 18, 2015

hiking
Saturday, February 15, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 15, 2014