West Lake Park, Hollywood FL

 

After paddling on Florida’s Space Coast, we headed south and found a great paddling location in Hollywood, FL, at West Lake Park. While the city of Hollywood is a bustling, somewhat crowded enclave just south of Ft Lauderdale, West Lake Park is a secluded gem amidst all the suburban bustle.

 

The Park rents kayaks and canoes and has 4 different water trails on either side of West Lake that wind through the mangrove preserves prevalent in southern Florida.

 

On our paddle, we saw many yellow crowned night herons, blue herons, kingfishers, and ibis wandering and feeding in the mangrove roots and shallow waters.