Taylor Birch State Park
this park is a Florida State Park located in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway, with
exciting wildlife like gopher tortoise, turtles, butterflies, and
the eastern indigo snake, as well as grey squirrels, ducks, marsh
rabbits, opossums and 200 species of birds that include wading birds
and hawks. There are many outstanding activities available here that
include; canoeing, swimming, fishing, bicycling, group camping and
Segway tours. You can enjoy many outdoor activities like hiking,
picnicking, wildlife viewing and inline skating among other things
that provide you with an exceptional day of fun in the sun. You are
able to rent canoes from the rental booth located there, and head
out on the two short hiking or walking trails, the beach, picnic
areas, a mile-long freshwater lagoon and a wonderful playground to
get all the last of any energy out before going to bed. The Terramar
Visitor Center is housed in the Mediterranean and art deco house
that belonged to Hugh Taylor Birch, who was a lawyer for the
Standard Oil company that came to Florida to build a house in 1940.
The center provides exhibits about Birch, the history of the city,
the wildlife of the park and the ecology of the state.