Using Beck Ranch Park as our launch point for a cycling adventure in Osteen, we discovered how easy it was to stitch together the local network of bike paths into a pleasant ride, with the Osteen Diner right at hand for lunch.
Hiking and biking in and around the small community of Osteen near the St. Johns River in Volusia County.
After watching the progress on the ECRRT at Osteen over the past year, John takes a ride to the east to see how far the new paved bike path goes
John explores the C2C between Osteen and the St. Johns River by starting at Lake Monroe Park and ending at Osteen, using the Spring-to-Spring and ECRRT trails through southern Volusia County
Stretching more than 250 miles from Titusville to St. Petersburg, the Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) is a network of paved bicycle paths touching on both rural and urban portions of Central Florida.
A vast ranch and pine plantation is undergoing ecological restoration at Deep Creek Preserve, where two loops – one 5.3-miles -provide hikers a place to roam
The Coast to Coast Connector, or C2C, is a 250-mile paved bike trail route between St. Petersburg and Titusville. Follow our exploration along this route.
Just east of Osteen, Hickory Bluff Preserve showcases habitats along a 1.5-mile trail atop a bluff of notable size on a scenic stretch of the St. Johns River
For a quick dip into the beauty of the St. Johns River floodplain, the 1.5-mile Kratzert Trail offers a walk beneath ancient oaks and cabbage palms of enormous size
The 2.2 mile White Trail at Palm Bluff Conservation Area near Deltona provides a sampling of habitats found in the sweep of landscapes in this 3,321 acre preserve.
A 3.3-mile loop that leads you into a panoramic landscape of pine savanna, the Yellow Loop at Wiregrass Prairie Preserve is the shortest and most easily accessed of the three trails at the preserve.