Parks Worth Exploring In Fort Lauderdale
by Adam Singleton
When it comes to visiting Fort Lauderdale, you won't run short of things to see and do while you are there.
But with all the places to visit, beaches to lie on and much more besides, you'll need to have some destinations that provide a chance to relax as well.
The best way to do that is to start exploring some of the many parks and open spaces that Fort Lauderdale boasts. If you look at a map of the area you will see the larger parks jump out at you. But there are smaller ones to appreciate as well - and they all provide something different for you to enjoy.
One of the biggest ones is the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This is a particularly unusual park as it was donated to the city by a former resident. It also sits between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
You have nearly two hundred acres to explore in the park, along with plenty of opportunities to spot the wildlife in the area. This varies from tortoises to ducks and much more besides. Be sure to take your camera in case you spot something up close! In addition there are plenty of activities to try, including cycling and canoeing.
But although this park would keep you happily entertained for a whole day, there are other locations to visit as well. Markham Park is another worthwhile target to settle on - not least because you can actually have a go on the shooting range while you are there if you wish.
But aside from this there is the fact that the park is more than three times the size of the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. That means there is plenty of room to enjoy everything the park has to offer. A nice stroll along the walkways could be followed by a nice picnic lunch in one of the many shadier spots on offer, perhaps. And once that has worn off you can even enjoy a swim in the pool that is situated within the park.
Finally you might like to try West Lake Park, as this is the home of the Anne Kolb Nature Centre. There is a nominal entry fee but it is well worth seeing. The park's position right near the coast means that you get sensational views no matter which way you happen to be looking.
It goes without saying that you will have a wonderful choice of Fort Lauderdale hotels to choose from when you stay as well. But no matter which one you choose, you won't have far to go to find at least one of the many delightful parks Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
About the Author
Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.