Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL is a popular attraction in the South Florida area with both Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors alike. The Fort Lauderdale park is located in the eastern region of the city, between the Intracoastal Waterway and State Road A1A. The latter road runs across all of Fort Lauderdale Beach and borders the Atlantic Ocean.
Birch State Park spans over 180 acres in Fort Lauderdale, FL and features a wildlife reserve, along with canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming and nature walks. There are Segway tours and group camping areas, a mile-long freshwater lagoon, beach access, picnic areas and a youth playground. The Fort Lauderdale park stands on the grounds and estate once owned by its namesake Hugh Taylor Birch, a General Counsel for Standard Oil from the Midwest, who settled in the area now known as Fort Lauderdale in the late 1800’s. In 1942, Birch donated his Fort Lauderdale estate to the state of Florida to be used as park and to protect the land from development. In addition, Birch also gave his three-mile beach property to the city of Fort Lauderdale, with the prerequisite that it remains undeveloped, visible and accessible to the public always. Interestingly, the 3-mile stretch of the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL remains both accessible and visible to the public today.
Fort Lauderdale visitors and residents certainly enjoy the numerous amenities both Birch State Park and the Fort Lauderdale beach have to offer. Fort Lauderdale drivers also enjoy the numerous amenities and features the new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox has to offer. This family-friendly crossover SUV, available at Phil Smith Chevrolet of Lauderhill, comfortably seats five and features 90 cubic-feet of passenger volume. What’s more the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox features 29.9 cubic feet of cargo storage behind the 60/40 second row passenger seats and a whopping 63.5 cubic feet of cargo storage with the seats folded down. You can also tow 1,500 pounds with the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, perfect for towing a canoe or small boat. Whether you’re planning a family adventure to Birch State Park or the Florida Keys, you can comfortably handle it all in the new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.