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Family FishingWhether you want to take a nature walk, see historic sites, learn more about the environment, or take part in cultural opportunities, Volusia County has it all. You also can boat, fish, camp, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, sunbathe and participate in active recreational activities in Volusia County.

Our programs and facilities incorporate a theme that embraces environmental, cultural, heritage and outdoor (ECHO) activities and sites.

Art and culture

Volusia County is famed for its miles of beaches, lazy rivers, unsurpassable weather, its forests, quiet towns and sparkling resorts.

Attractions

Volusia County has three popular attractions that highlight the area's history and ecology.

Land Management

Land Management is responsible for the management, enhancement and restoration of approximately 38,000 acres in Volusia County.

Parks and trails

Volusia County is blessed with some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the Southeast.

Recreational programs

Children, teens and adults can have fun and get fit with activities sponsored by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Sports Volusia

Your one-stop sports event planning resource. View a listing of all the sporting facilities in Volusia County, find an activity or plan your own on SportsVolusia.com.

Upcoming events

Walking book club

September 30 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Discuss “Florida Oranges: A Colorful History” by Erin Thursby during a walking book club at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Thursby’s book explores the history of the Sunshine State’s most famous crop from DeLand’s eccentric “ci...

Get the buzz on honey

October 3 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Local beekeeper Tim Blodgett will explain everything you need to know about honey during a free lecture at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Blodgett, a member of the Beekeepers of Volusia County, will explain the differences between types of honey ...

Free native plant walk at DeBary Hall

October 10 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Free native plant walk at DeBary Hall Get outside and enjoy nature! Learn about native shrubs, trees and how to use beauty berries to make insect repellent, all while walking the beautiful grounds at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Master Naturalist Holly Giles will lead ...

Free accordion concert at DeBary Hall

October 10 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will present a free concert at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. The concert will include music from all genres, musicians of various skill levels, a display of instruments and discussion of the art form. Attend...

For goodness snakes!

October 11 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Thirty-five of Florida’s 46 native species of snakes can be found in Central Florida. Discover Florida’s beautiful and interesting snake species with local author Marcia Meara at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  Snakes are one of the most misu...

Bird is the word at DeBary Hall

October 15 @6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
DeBary Hall is not only a historic site but a bird sanctuary as well. Get to know Central Florida birds with WV Audubon Society member Eli Schaperow at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. In this interactive presentation, you will learn about binoculars, spot...

Free cultural bike tour from DeBary Hall to Lake Monroe

October 17 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a free, guided bike tour from DeBary Hall Historic Site to Lake Monroe Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The tour guide will explain the area’s history from the Native Americans who inhabited the region thousands of years ago, to the development of Gemini Springs Park and everything in bet...

Learn about Western Hemisphere’s original people

October 17 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Brian Polk will provide a whirlwind presentation traveling back 30,000 years, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, revealing some surprising facts and theories about the Western Hemisphere's original people and who might have contacted them. The lecture will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. ...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 23 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 23 @8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 24 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 24 @8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail

October 25 @6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Public input will be accepted for the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail Plan at the Osteen Civic Center, 165 New Smyrna Blvd., Osteen. This plan was developed by Volusia and Brevard counties. For more information, contact Tim Baylie at tbaylie@volusia.org. ...

Walk and talk “Swamp Ghosts” with the walking book club

October 28 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Discuss “Swamp Ghosts,” written by Marcia Meara during a walking book club event at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  In “Swamp Ghosts,” a St. Johns River eco-tour boat owner and a wildlife photographer discover the most dangerous animal in t...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 30 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

Are you afraid of the dark? Halloween inspired candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

October 30 @8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Candlelight will lead the way while listening to scary tales from the past on a spooky tour designed to startle and activate the imagination. The tour will begin in DeBary Hall's theater as a storyteller describes previous tenants' lives and creepy customs born in the Victorian era. Expect mild f...

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