It's something about the light that deepens, especially in the evening when splashes of gold illuminate through the canopy. The evenings are something cooler and you get that nostalgic feeling that Fall is in the air. I almost hesitate to say cool, because the days do remain quite warm here in the subtropics. But Fall has arrived, and the days couldn't be more beautiful. To our wildlife, the...
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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.