TRAILS AT THE SEASHORE
Turtle MoundTurtle Mound is located on State Road A1A about one mile south of the Park Entrance near New Smyrna Beach. Wayside exhibits along the trail tell of the Timucuan Indians. The trail takes the visitor to the top of a Native American Mound about 35 feet high and has two viewing areas. The southern view gives the visitor a panoramic view of the park and Mosquito Lagoon. The northern view allows the visitor to see the development outside the park. The trail is approximately .3 mile long and is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs only if they have assistance. Some electric wheelchairs can navigate the trail.
Castle WindyCastle Windy is located at Parking Area #3 in the North District. The trail is the only one in the park that allows the visitor to walk from the ocean, through a coastal hammock, past an ancient Indian Midden to Mosquito Lagoon. There is no boardwalk on this trail. There are no interpretive signs along the trail, however, there is a site bulletin that identifies some of the plants found in the hammock and gives a brief description of Castle Windy Midden. The trail is approximately 1-mile round trip. The surface of the trail is soft sand and is not accessible to people in wheelchairs.
EldoraThe Eldora Trail is located at Parking Area #8 in the North District. The trail takes the visitor through a coastal hammock to the shoreline of Mosquito Lagoon. At the end of this, trail park visitors have the opportunity to visit the Eldora State House. The trail is packed sand and at this time may be difficult for visitors in wheelchairs to navigate.
Eldora Hammock TrailEldora Hammock is located at Parking Area #9 in the North District. It is a circular trail approximately 1 mile in length. The trail leads the visitor through a coastal hammock. Interpretive signs along the trail give information about coastal hammocks. The trail surface is soft sand and at this time is not accessible.
Canoe TrailThe Canoe Trail is located around the mangrove islands in the North District. There are numbered signs to help the park visitor stay on the designated path. There are two backcountry campsites located along the trail and a map for visitors using the trail. There is no other interpretive media for the canoe trail. Occasionally, interpretive programs are conducted at the site.