Set along the St. Johns River, Deland is surrounded by natural lands that protect the vast floodplain forests surrounding Florida’s longest river. Along this western edge of Volusia County are a nice variety of hikes, bike rides, and paddling trips to keep you busy for days. Just across the river is the southeastern corner of the Ocala National Forest.
Activities by Map
- Three Days of Central Florida Springs (10/9/2014) - Have a three-day weekend coming up and an urge to spend it with Florida's springs? Here's an itinerary for the Orlando area that'll have you splashing in beautiful locations.
- Cyclists take on first Florida Rail to Trail Tour (8/3/2014) - One week, 260 miles, human (and train) powered. That's the goal of the four riders touring the East Coast Greenway and St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop on a ride that started with a trip from downtown Orlando to DeBary via SunRail on August 1.