Explore an Ancient Spot in Ormond Beach

Fri, Jan 04, 2019 at 4:06PM

Explore an Ancient Spot in Ormond Beach

There aren’t many places in the world that can claim to have been a continuous residence for centuries. That the case in Ormond Beach, however, where people still flock to this area as a favorite destination and permanent residence.

Even more exciting is the fact that the region has major historical significance. Scholars from across the nation and even internationally know Ormond Beach as an important locale. Now, you can delight every member of the family with fascinating learning experiences they’ll never forget. That includes Bulow Creek State Park and its magnificent Fairchild Oak. Read on to learn more about this dynamic attraction.

Background of the Park

Once a private residence, this state park now features a covered pavilion and grilling station where you can relax and unwind with family and friends. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset every day of the year. Admission and parking are free, and restroom facilities are available on site.

Nearby, the Bulow Woods Trail provides a unique hiking experience. You can even walk over the Volusia/Flagler county line if you so choose. Close to the trail’s end is the famous Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, where you and your loved ones can get an up-close view of the former site of a thriving sugar mill. Today, the park protects more than 5,000 acres. Conservators say at least 1,500 acres of that land is submerged under water.

Main Attractions

Along with top-notch hiking and picnic facilities, most visitors stop by the world-famous Fairchild Oak first. This tree is believed to be nearly 500 years old, making it one of the oldest trees in Florida. Many wedding and anniversary ceremonies are held beneath this historic marker.

The tree was named after well-known botanist David Fairchild, who helped bring blossoming cherry trees to Washington, D.C. from Japan. His wife, Marian, was the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the modern telephone.

The park also features access to three other nearby attractions: Tomoka State Park, Addison Blockhouse State Park, and the previously-mentioned Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. It’s nestled along the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, affectionately dubbed “The Loop.” This section of Old Dixie Highway features a tree canopy over the road. You’ll see native wildlife in their natural habitat, along with vegetation that can’t be witnessed anywhere else.

Every Day Luxury

Bulow Creek State Park is just one of the many natural areas in and around Ormond Beach. Residents and visitors to the area consistently comment on the novelty of living in harmony with nature. In fact, Halifax Plantation (a Vanacore Homes community) is across from the park. We also have many other neighborhoods that have quickly become some of the most sought-after areas to settle down.

For nearly three decades, we’ve created stylish and elegant custom homes for people across the state, nation, and world. Now, it’s your turn. Have you always dreamed of building a custom home tailored to your exact desires and requirements? Don’t let it be just a dream any longer. Contact us today to learn how simple and affordable it is to finally secure the perfect residence for you and your family. 

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