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.

What a GREAT park! so many trails. great place to feel closed to nature. you can bring your pups for a great walk.

Easy. Across the street from hotels. Older and disabled folks can do this. Not at allchallenging but VERY enjoyable.

This park is beautiful. We made almost 4 miles. There are trials everywhere. There are no marked signs so you maybe feel kind of lost so pick up a map in the entrance, nowadays you are not going to be lost keep walking! The staff is amazing, they are everywhere, very kind! The park has a restaurant with fast food; the public restrooms are inside, they are not clean at all; we didn’t notice any maintainance at least that day. Don’t expect good customer service in the restaurant, we didn’t eat there, no idea about the food.
If you would like to go to the beach after exercise you can pass through the restaurant to the beach; we did that.

This is really some of the best hiking you’re going to do in South Florida. Of course, that is not saying much. That is to say, there really is very little preserved nature in this area. Just a tip, your feet might get wet during high tide as some of the trails will flood during the high tide. I walk my dogs there twice a week, she loves it because it is very quiet on the trails.

Loved this place... need to remember to pick up a map next time but other than that it was very enjoyable!

I would recommend it to local hikers. Very quiet, lots of shade & staff very helpful.

loved this park. so it's really hard to navigate if you dont have a map because nothing is marked on where to go. I was alone so I had to have a map. (high anxiety on getting lost). there are several trails. you can walk the road which is 2 miles. the dirt trail is 2.5 miles. somehow i walked a total of 3.59 here. but it was nice and nature. nothing really extra that I saw. I like that you can get glimpse of both intracoastal and ocean. they have a restaurant which I ate at afterwards. fries are extra and they didnt tell me...be aware. very nice park. it says admission is $6 for cars. I was only charged $4. but maybe bc it was Sunday. $2 for pedestrians.

Parking is a little beyond where the "start" location is. Grab a map at the entrance; some of the trails might be flooded but there's plenty to explore as a detour.

nice walk, new to area so a good first look.

walking
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Very nice easy trail.

hiking
Monday, January 08, 2018

The price is $6 per car or $2 per pedestrian. The pavement is in pretty good condition so to ride your bike or rollerblade is perfect. The nature trails were not all available so we pretty much walked around the paved loop. You can rent kayaks and bikes too. It is a short trail with water views.

Monday, May 29, 2017

So pretty!

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, March 20, 2017

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.

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.

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, March 21, 2013

I visited with my 2 kids and will not go back. I don't find that it is safe since my daughter pointed out a man sitting in a wooded section of our trail. Really scared me!

hiking
Saturday, July 14, 2012

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.

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