Winter arrived on December 21, 2015, however it didn't seem to actually hit us until the past few weeks. The cold fronts finally trigger that sense of wintertime. Folks pull out that space heater and enjoy the brief snaps that have us bundling up in the mornings. But soon in the afternoon, especially if you visit Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, you are experiencing the most extraordinary weather...
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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.