1614 NORTH US 1
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: (386) 615-1280
Fax: (386) 615-8964
Addison Blockhouse is a State Historic Park located right on the coast in Ormond Beach. In the early 19th Century, John Addison got this parcel of land for his cotton plantation. Today, the remains of the plantation still remain in the park.
Relax at this serene 13 acre park that provides visitors with a lovely picnic area, nature trails, historic markers throughout the park, a volleyball court, and a children's playground.
Tomoka State Park is a great place to be with family and friends on a memorable outing. Nestled near the Tomoka River, this picturesque parkland has a playground, picnic pavilion, nature trail, boat ramp, restrooms, campsites and informative exhibits about the Timucuan Indians who once lived here. The park also offers various activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing, giving you an opportunity for many photographic mementos with your loved ones.
Taking up over 5,600 acres, Bulow Creek State Park is home to thousands of oak trees, the ruins of a 19th century plantation, and Bulow's Trail, a popular seven mile hiking trail. Hikers can look out for white-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons. Other activities enjoyed by visitors include fishing, canoeing and kayaking. If you plan ahead, bring your own lunch and have a picnic in the pavilion or one of the many picnic tables.
A great and historic outdoor activity for families, the Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site stands as a testament to South Florida's turbulent past. A thriving antebellum plantation during the early-19th Century, the site was decimated during the Seminole War. Today, visitors can enjoy the scenic walking trail that leads to the ruins of the plantations sugar mill, as well picnic grounds, an interpretive center that tells the plantation's history, and a boat ramp that provide recreational access to Bulow Creek.
A wide range of recreational activities are available at this 40 acre park that features tennis and racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, shuffleboard courts, a scenic board walk, a fishing dock, fitness and nature trails, a pavilion, a picnic area with barbecue grills, and a children's playground.
Located by the river Halifax, the Rockefeller Gardens Park is a beautiful spot with a fishing pier, the Historic Casements building, a bike path and restrooms on the venue. The park is the venue for many local events like screening of movies on the Halifax river which usually takes place on the first Friday of each month, art exhibitions and much more. Many wedding ceremonies and receptions also take place here.
Come visit The Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller during his lifetime. This historic place is named after the numerous casement windows that adorn the building, and once hosted a number of Rockefeller's famous Christmas parties. It now serves as a cultural center that offers exhibits, events, and classes. Head outside and stroll through the citrus trees and across the bridges and streams that adorn the property's two-acre garden. Guided tours are available at various times during the center's regular hours of operation.
Take a drive northeast of Orlando and a just a little north of Daytona Beach to visit Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, this park provides a spectacular beach area for swimming, tanning and beachcombing. It is named after two legendary Floridians- the singer Gamble Rogers and the railroad owner Henry Flagler. Activities in the park include camping, picnicking, hiking trails, boardwalk, boat ramp, interpretive programs as well as lots of natural Florida surroundings to explore and native wildlife to observe. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Thirty-six challenging holes, mysterious pirate hideouts, and loads of family fun are available at this miniature golf course where you putt around historical markers of pirates in a lush tropical setting complete with a cool sea fog.
This company offers exciting parasailing over the scenic Atlantic Ocean plus offers jet ski and four wheel beach vehicle rentals.
With a congregation that dates back to 1881, Basilica of Saint Paul is one of the oldest churches in the city. The majestic church building dates back to 1927 and boasted of being the tallest in the city when it was completed. Constructed in the Mission Revival style, the building has magnificent architectural detailing and is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. Guided tours of the facility allow you to explore the majestic interiors which include a fine fresco of St. Paul. Group tours are available by prior appointment. Check website for more.