Exploring Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale may not be somewhere you’ve thought of hiking, biking, or paddling, but you’ll be surprised what Broward County has to offer.
Most of the hiking trails are short nature walks, but some immerse you in habitats you won’t easily see anywhere else in such an urban setting, including pond apple swamps and sawgrass prairies.
Fort Lauderdale is home to two state parks and a robust number of county parks with hiking trails.
While the oceanfront is heavily populated, you can find quieter strands at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Mizell-Johnson State Park, as well as the at the Hillsborough Lighthouse Park.
Most of the surrounding communities – including Coral Springs, Dania, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Tamarac – have at least one or more parks and natural areas off of major roads.
Continue west on Interstate 75 to US 27, and you’ll find the Everglades stretching off to the horizon, with Sawgrass Recreational Park one of several gateways into it.
Trails and Parks around Fort Lauderdale
Best Fort Lauderdale Area Trails
Best Fort Lauderdale Natural Attractions
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INCLUDES: Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Sunrise, Wilton Manors | NEARBY: Big Cypress National Preserve, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Boca Raton, Clewiston, Davie, Hollywood, Miami | ALONG: Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Atlantic Ocean, Everglades, Intracoastal Waterway | PART OF: Southeast Florida