Visiting parks in Volusia. - Orlando / Florida Guide
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Florida is home to some stunning natural parks and here are a handful of those in Volusia County.
BICENTENNIAL PARK is in Ormond Beach and covers 40 acres from the Atlantic Ocean to The Halifax River.
This park contains trails that take you through scrub and here you are likely to spot some wildlife. If you are feeling even more energetic you can play volleyball, shuffleboard or tennis.
Anglers should head to the River Ocean Drive fishing dock from where you are permitted to fish; this is on The Halifax River (you will need a fishing licence available on line or from Walmart or sports shops)
There is a pleasant picnic area, toilets and a childrens playground; also a pavilion to provide welcome shade in the hotter months.
Entrance is free and the park opens from sun up to sun down. This applies to all the parks mentioned in this article.
SPRUCE CREEK PARK is located in Port Orange and has over 500 acres to enjoy.
You start your visit on the 530 boardwalk from where you can ramble their 3 miles of trails. You will come across an observation tower and after that you reach Rose Bay.
There is a good picnic area here so take a packed lunch to enjoy before you move on. Also provided is a playground that is nicely shaded by trees.
LAKE MONROE PARK lays claim to being the oldest park in Volusia.
They have given this old lady a one million two hundred thousand dollas re furb a few years ago and the access has been improved and there are new toilets and a pavilion. If you have visited this park in the past the improvements are really obvious.
They have also opened up a trail access point to the Lake Monro, Gemini Springs and the De Bary walking Trail.
Now if you were to walk the whole length of the trail it would be 26 miles (and you would probably be dead in all that heat) However, there are various access/egress points at Blue Springs Park, Beresford Park, Gemini Springs and De Bary as well as Lake Monro Park.
RIVER BREEZE PARK is on the Indian River; home of the Native American who enjoyed its bounteous hunting and fishing activities. There are mounds here that testify to that (mounds were their rubbish heaps)
This is a great park for bird watchers and fishermen (you may only fish from the pier) Not great on facilities so take all you need with you.
I hope that one day yoy take the time to visit one (or all) of these lovely parks.
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