Very easy to fall back in time when you visit this place. Nice and cool and shadey on a hot day. Never see anyone else when we are there either.
We hiked the road trail and then visited the ruins of the old sugar plantation. There is a creek for kayaking and there are many large oak trees along the circular pathway. There are mosquitoes so bring bug spray as well as water. The hiking trail is designed to allow shorter or longer hikes. The sugar ruins offer lots of... More
We enjoyed seeing the huge oaks here and hiking a bit in the morning before it got too hot. The trails are nice and well kept. The map and signage in the park is poor and hard to understand. We weren't sure if some of the paths were gravel roads or hiking trails. Also, make note that the plantation portion... More
The Fairchild Oak is a well known historical part of Ormond. There are 2 entrances to Bulow Creek Park. The entrance off of Old Dixie Highway has the Fairchild Oak and Fairchild trail. It's not a big park - just a small parking lot with the Fairchild tree, some other large trees, restrooms, and hiking trails. It should be listed... More
This was the perfect Florida hike -- quiet with lots of long trails, scrub palms, oaks dripping with moss and lots of tall pines. We enjoyed the quiet, natural, old-Florida feel to our hike.
My wife is a native Central Floridian and a history buff, so we drove in to view the ruins. The ruins are nicely preserved and there appears to be a nice spot to picnic an d launch a canoe or kayak. I would have given the site 4-5 stars, but found the personnel on site less than friendly or inviting.... More
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