Walking Trails and Greenways
Space Coast North

This section includes Walking Pathways and Greenways for Titusville, Northern Brevard, Southern Volusia, and Eastern Seminole Counties.

 
Mainland
 
River Breeze Park
250 H.H. Burch Road, Oak Hill, 386-322-5133
From Brevard County proceed North on US-1 to Oak Hill. (DO NOT SPEED THROUGH OAK HILL.) You will come the the intersection of Halafax and US-1, the only light in town, a flashing yellow light. Two miles north of this intersection turn right on H H Burch Road and the entrance to the park will be about .4 miles down on the left.
Situated on 37 acres with 5 acres directly on the water, River Breeze is a beautiful park in the small town of Oak Hill in southern Volusia County. A Nature Trail combined with a large dock overlooking the northern Mosquito Lagoon offers a great chance to Scope the opposite shoreline of one of the many islands in this part of the lagoon. An oyster bed lies inland of the end of the dock, exposed at low tide while the rest of the park is naturally wooded and a trail is provided.
GPS N 28 53.719 W 80 51.239
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Seminole Rest;
Seminole Rest is located east of US-1 in Oak Hill on River Road. (In Oak Hill, turn east onto Halifax Avenue, which is located by the flashing caution light on US-1. Take Halifax Avenue east to River Road. Turn north on River Road. Seminole Rest is two tenths of a mile on the east side of River Road.
Seminole Rest is owned by the National Park Service and part of the Canaveral National Seashore although it is a stand alone destination on the mainland. It is primarily a Historic Site containing a large Indian Midden and the historic Instone House built before 1890. However the park also offers great views of the Mosquito Lagoon and an interpretive trail around the park.
A Historical Perspective From National Park Service
GPsN 28 52.162 W 80 50.231
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Lake Mills Park
This 50 acre park is located on the shoreline of Lake Mills in Seminole County off of Tropical Avenue just north of Lake Mills Road. There are three areas for birdwatching in the area, a scrub forest, the lakeshore, and a beautiful mixed hardwood swamp with a little creek winding through the swamp to the lake.
GPs N 28 37.902 W 81 07.537
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Chain of Lakes
Snowy Egret Drive, Titusville
Parks Referendum Project
FROM I-95, take SR-46 Exit 223 toward Mims, and go east on W. Main Street (FL-46) 1.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto US Hwy 1, go 1.5 miles then left on Jay Jay Road. The entrance to Snowy Egret Drive is on the right.
FROM US Hwy 1, turn east onto E. Jay Jay Rd (.3 miles north of Dairy Rd or .5 miles south of Parrish Rd). The entrance to Snowy Egret Drive is on the right.
Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark.
Chain of Lakes is a regional stormwater park and athletic facility, containing soccer fields and softball fields. Of interest to birders is a walking trail that completely encircles a large serpentine stormwater retention lake east of the fields. Along much of the eastern shoreline the trail is just off the shore of the lake, allowing a view of waterfowl, wading birds, gulls, terns, and osprey. To the east of the trail at this point is a series of restored salt marshes that are designed to treat stormwater from the lake as it enters the lagoon. There is also an observation tower that allows a panoramic view of the marshes, the park, and the Indian River Lagoon. As the trail extends around the northern tip of the lake it enters a series of restored freshwater swamps, that have been engineered to provide treatment for the stormwater before entering the lake. As the trail travels through these forested wetlands look for many different species of migrant songbirds among the trees.
GPs N 28 38.584 W 80 49.642
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Titusville Wellfields Trail
The Titusville Wellfields Trail is a multiuse trail of about 2 miles in length that winds through the City of Titusville's South Area Wellfields, which are situated within 300 acres of mature scrubby forest. The trail is open to bicycle, wheelchair and pedestrian use. The South Area Wellfields are adjacent to the Dicerandra Sanctuary and are home to the largest single population of Dicerandra Thinicola or Titusville Mint, a plant species that grows in very limited areas of Northern Brevard County and nowhere else in the world. The Area around the wellfields trail is also home the gopher tortoise, indigo snakes, bobcat, raptors, songbirds, turkey, gray fox, and many other species. To access the wellfields trail, park at Wuesthoff Park across Barna Avenue, and pick up the trail there. It then crosses Barna and enters the wellfields next to the City Fire Department.
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N 28 33.334 W 80 49.345
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Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
is a truly unique sanctuary where Walking & Learning trails wander through timeless Scrub, Mesic, and Hydric ecosystems with their wide variety of endangered and threatened species. An ADA accessible trail extends from the Nature Center to an overlook of the Addison Ellis Canal. The relationship between soil types and plant communities is easily seen here. Guided hikes are available or you can strike out on your own with a map provided by volunteers at the visitor's center and gift shop, who are always eager to answer any questions. A study conducted in 1994 documented usage of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary by 52 bird species including wild turkey, bald eagle, red-shouldered hawk, barred owl, cooper's hawk, northern bobwhite, eastern screech owl, and numerous songbird species. Bobcats and white tailed deer also are known to be here. In addition, this sanctuary provides refuge for two of Florida's endangered reptiles, the eastern indigo snake and the gopher tortoise. With the Titusville area being located within an isotherm, a transitional zone separating a temperate and a subtropical climatic zone, the variety of plant life to be found here is truly astounding.
The entrance to the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary can be found on the North side of State Road 405 in Titusville just west of the intersection of 405 and US-1
Friends of the Enchanted Forest Website
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N 28 31.731 W 80 48.138
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Merritt Island
 
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge;
Visitor Center Trail
To get to the refuge visitor's center, stay on the main road as it veers to the right (at which point it becomes State Road 402). You will soon see the entrance on the right about 2.3 miles past the Black point turnoff.
The Visitor's Center has interactive displays and an information desk inside, and outside has a dock leading over one freshwater pond with an osprey's nest visible on an elevated platform, To the right, a boardwalk winds along the shoreline habitat leading to a gazebo over another pond. Red bellied and pileated woodpeckers can be seen as well as northern parulas, gray catbirds, Carolina wrens, American redstarts, and many other songbirds.
GPS N 28 38.602 W 80 44.202
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Mitchell Ellington Park
575 W Hall Rd Merritt Island FL 32953
FROM US Hwy 1, take SR-528 east 2.7 miles, turn left onto Courtenay Parkway (SR-3) and go 1.8 miles. Turn left on Hall Road. The park site is on the left.
Mitchell Ellington Park is a 114 acre park that features athletic fields and a playground. However there are wetlands on the north section, wetlands and woods on the east and west as well as two ponds in the center of the park that provide chances to see song birds, deer, waterfowl, alligators, raccoons, squirrels and many other species. These areas are connected by an ADA Accessible Pedway allowing a chance for the mobility challenged to enjoy some of the area wildlife.
ADA ACCESSIBLE: Parking, Pedway, Restrooms, Pavilions, Playground.
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N 28 25.922 W 80 42.761
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Kings Park
995 Chase Hammock Road, Merritt Island
FROM US Hwy 1, take SR-528 east 2.7 miles, turn left onto Courtenay Parkway (SR-3) and go 3.1 miles. Turn right and go 0.9 miles on Chase Hammock.
Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark.
This is a 240 acre park with a manmade freshwater lake and a myriad of creeks and smaller brackish ponds that make for a very interesting birding and wildlife area, especially with the addition of the multiuse trail on the property, which runs along one of the creeks. There are also several rustic hiking trails through the park for some off the beaten path hiking. Look for wading birds and other waterfowl along the creeks and backwaters, and migratory songbirds and raptors in the wooded sections.
GPS N 28 26.840 W 80 41.690
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Beachside
 
 
Lighthouse Point Park; Ocean
5000 S. Atlantic Ave. Ponce Inlet (386) 756-7488
Directions; From Daytona Beach, take I-95 south toward Miami. Take SR-421, Exit 256, toward Port Orange. Take the Taylor Road ramp toward Port Orange/Daytona Beach Shores. Merge onto FL-421 East. FL-421 east becomes FL-A1A North/Dunlawton Avenue. Turn right on South Atlantic Avenue (4075) and drive straight to the park.
Lighthouse Point Park consists of 52 acres of pristine land on the north side of Ponce DeLeon Inlet in the Town of Ponce Inlet. The 52-acre park features fishing, nature trails, an observation deck and tower, swimming and picnicking.
A variety of wildlife call the Lighthouse Point Park home, including raccoons, possums, skunks, armadillos, shore birds and birds of prey.
Park GPS N 29 04.707 W 80 55.394
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Just to the North of the Park is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum,Florida's tallest lighthouse where visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck
Lighthouse GPS
N 29 04.840 W 80 55.681
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Symrna Dunes Park; Ocean and Lagoon
Directions;
From the west: Take the North or South Causeway east. Proceed north on Peninsula Drive for two to three miles.
From the south: Take S.R. A1A north to Flagler Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Peninsula Avenue and go north two miles.
The park consists of five ecosystems (ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone, saltwater marsh). The principal system is vast sand dunes. To protect the sensitive sand dunes from foot traffic, two miles of elevated walkways, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower were built, allowing visitors to travel through the park in a natural environment. On the estuary side look for assorted shorebirds, especially during lower tidal phases while gulls terns and gannets can be seen diving for baitfish
GPsN 29 03.962 W 80 54.889
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