Ecological paradise abounds in Volusia County with an abundance of natural places to view and experience firsthand.
The county proudly boasts approximately 240,000 acres of conservation lands, 172 linear miles of waterways, and 35 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
From beautiful clear springs where water bubbles to the surface at 72 degrees year-round, to temperate forests canopied with live oaks, to the sandy uplands of scrub habitat that are remnants of Florida’s past, Volusia County offers a wealth of ecological adventure for all.
In addition, many unique animals and plants flourish within these amazing ecosystems. We invite you to experience these jewels of nature for yourself.
Lyonia Environmental Center, Deltona
Lyonia Environmental Learning Center provides visitors with a unique insight into Volusia County ’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.
Conservation Lands Outreach, Volusia County
Experience and explore the conservation lands of Volusia County through outdoor learning adventures offered by the county's Environmental Management Division.
Great Florida Birding Trail
The Great Florida Birding Trail is a collection of 489 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. This 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail is designed to conserve and enhance Florida's bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, conservation education and economic opportunity.
Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet
The Marine Science Center offers an innovative learning experience where visitors can explore the rich diversity of marine life in Volusia County. Also an animal hospital, the center cares for and rehabilitates seabirds and sea turtles year-round.
||Volusia County Trails
No matter what kind of trail recreation experience you are seeking, you can find enjoyment on one of our various types of trails.
Volusia County beaches
Canaveral National Seashore
Great Florida Birding Trail
Halifax River Audubon
Southeast Volusia Audubon Society
West Volusia Audubon Society
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Society
Volusia/Flagler Sierra Club
Conservation Lands Outreach - Guided hikes
Marine Discovery Center
Marine Science Center
Blue Spring State Park
DeLeon Springs State Park
Hontoon Island State Park
North Peninsula State Park
Tomoka State Park
Parks, Recreation and Culture
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Florida Native Plant Society
Florida Natural Areas Inventory
University of Florida Herbarium
Volusia County trails
National Trail System
Florida Greenways and Trails
Florida Trail Association
St. Johns River Water Management District lands