Big Tree Park is located on the beautifully shaded General Hutchinson Parkway. It also serves as a Trail head for the Cross Seminole Trail. The park is a step back in time and a popular tourist destination. Walk through a natural hydric hammock swamp as you make your way on the boardwalk to the former sight of "The Senator": an approximately 3,500 year old National Champion Bald Cypress Tree that was lost to fire in January of 2012.
A memorial has since been developed and includes interpretive signage along the newly renovated boardwalk, a playground piece that mimics a bald cypress tree stump and a clone of "The Senator" that was planted near the playground.
Hours of Operation: Daily 8:00 AM to Dusk
Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
761 General Hutchinson Pkwy, Longwood, Florida, 32750
Ground Cover: Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass