New Smyrna Beach is graced with so many great self-tour walking paths. The Smyrna Dunes Park located on the North Peninsula, is 73 acres of protected habitat for turtles, birds and reptiles surrounded by an elevated boardwalk.
The newest location is the Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park, located off south Saxon Drive, has both paved paths – handicap accessible – and sand paths that run throughout the pristine giant oaks and saw-grass prairies. The IRLP Park is a favorite location for watching lagoon sunsets.
And for those wanting to experience the majestic Atlantic Ocean venue, the National Seashore Park is home to thousands of plant and hundreds of bird species. It is not uncommon to see the occasional loggerhead, green or leatherback sea turtle clamoring to get onshore to lay their eggs.