Top Adventures in New Smyrna Beach

  • Hike the Turtle Mound Trail

    After first entering Canaveral National Seashore, this is the stop of many hiking options in the park. We walked in toward Mosquito Lagoon and found three well spaced picnic tables and two paths.A path along the lagoon that is well marked to prese...

    1 miles 35 ft gain

  • Camp at Cape Canaveral National Seashore

    What could be better than laying on soft sand, listening to the crashing waves, and gazing at Florida's best sun and stars?  Cape Canaveral National Seashore has 14 primitive campsites, with only two of them on the beach and the other twelve locat...

    0.5 miles

  • Kayak Camp in Canaveral National Seashore

    Drive South on Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach until you see the guard shack. Pay the $5 entrance fee. Parking area #7 is a good place to start. Canoe rentals are available (weather permitting) for campsites #1-#5 only. Canoe rentals are $25 p...

  • Hike Castle Windy Trail at Canaveral National Seashore

    Park across the road from the trailhead and visit the Atlantic ocean before crossing onto the Castle Windy Trail. The trail is shaded and a breeze is ever-present. There is a bench halfway down the trail that leads to Mosquito Bay and a picnic are...

    1.4 miles 5 ft gain

  • Swim with Manatees in Blue Spring State Park

    Located near Orange City, Florida, Blue Spring State Park is the largest spring on St. Johns River.  Here you can come in and rent full snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, flippers), tubes to lazy river down if that's more your style and many other activ...

  • Wildlife Photography at Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

    If you are looking for a place to capture images of wildlife, especially birds, then the Merritt Island Refuge is the place to go. With many trail options, both hiking and driving, the opportunities for good captures are endless. From the small g...

    6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

    All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event. Just an hour north of Orlando lies the expansive, diverse, and beautiful Ocala National Forest.  The Oca...

    3 miles 14 ft gain

  • Hike the Orlando Wetlands Loop

    Start in the parking area off of Wheeler road in Orlando Wetlands State Park. Follow the signs for the Orlando Wetlands Loop. Stay on the lookout for birds, reptiles, insects, and other interesting creatures as you hike through the species-rich we...

    4 miles

  • Hike through the Econ River Wilderness Area

    The Econ River Wilderness Trail is a largely unnoticed section of preserved land, although it is just 1.5 miles away from University of Central Florida and nestled between residential communities.  This trail might not be the most interesting or d...

    2.6 miles 26 ft gain

  • Paddle the St. Johns River from East Orlando

    Paddling along the St. Johns river is the perfect relaxing escape that lets you see the real Florida.  Bring your Kayak, Canoe, or SUP to explore on one of the few rivers worldwide that flows North.  Just 45 minutes from Downtown Orlando, this adv...

  • Paddle Board to Dog Island

    Starting at Fort Maitland Park, free entrance and parking, unload your water transport unto the designated area. Be mindful of other people as this is a popular spot to unload big boats as well as small crafts. In general, it is easy to get out of...

  • Hike the Wekiwa Springs Loop

    This is a pleasant hike with varied terrain, good for families and dogs. There are a number of adjoining trails so you can adjust your route.Photo Credit: Rain0975

    5.7 miles 167 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

      Canaveral National Seashore Permits

      Overview Canaveral National Seashore is located midway along Florida's east coast where warm waters and a temperate climate meet to host species as diverse as bald eagles and alligators or bromelia...

    • DeLand, Florida

      River Forest Group Site

      Overview River Forest is a shaded group camping facility on the shores of the St. Johns River in Ocala National Forest. Located just across the river from Deland, the site is popular for groups, fa...

    • Paisley, Florida

      Clearwater Lake Rec Area

      Overview Clearwater Lake Recreation Area offers a quiet getaway along the southeastern edge of the Ocala National Forest, just outside the community of Paisley, Florida. With a shaded campground, d...

    • Altoona, Florida

      Alexander Springs Rec Area

      Overview Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located in the Ocala National Forest near the beautiful, turquoise waters of Alexander Springs. With forested scenery and abundant water, the recreatio...

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