Thanks to a string of state parks, county parks, and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge along the St. Johns River, Deland has a lot of trails. West Volusia County has a nice variety of hikes, bike rides, and paddling trips to keep you busy for days.
Even better, many of them are connected together by the Spring-to-Spring Trail, a paved bicycle path that starts at Green Spring in Enterprise. Through Deland, there are segments of the path between Blue Spring State Park and Lake Beresford Park, and again in the Glenwood area up to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Ultimately, it will reach De Leon Springs State Park in De Leon Springs.
Just across the St. Johns River is the southeastern corner of the Ocala National Forest, with the St. Francis Trail and a long segment of the statewide Florida Trail accessible from Paisley.
We launched a new full-color edition of 50 Hikes in Central Florida at the National Trails Festival in Deland the first weekend of October. Take a peek inside.
From October 5-7, be a part of the National Trails Festival, a free hiking-focused event in Deland, Florida, presented by the Florida Trail Association. We’ll be launching our new 50 Hikes book during the event.