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Audubon Explorer with Jerry Mayes

   Watch upcoming episodes of Audubon Explorer on Deltona Television. Hosted by Jerry Mayes, Manager of Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability. Jerry explores all that Deltona has to offer, located in Southwest Volusia County. Statistically strong, perfectly located, dedicated to Healthcare and ready to work. Deltona is the address for success.

   The Lakeshore Community Center was recently designated by the State’s Office of Greenways & Trails as an official Trailhead for the Rail Trail. For visitors riding bicycles, the Center, on the north shore of Lake Monroe, is easy to reach by bike ride on the new Lakeshore Loop Trail that connects to the Rail Trail at Thornby Park and Green Springs Park.

   Watch Jerry guide us through our magnificent nature areas and explore the terrain, wildlife and heritage. Fuel your passion for adventure and learn more about areas which you can visit with your friends and family. Experience the unexpected in places like Lyonia Wildlife Center, The River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway, outdoor recreation, heritage sites, ecological areas, cultural attractions and more.
Deltona, located in the West Volusia County Region is a destination well within reach, but a world apart!

Conveniently located along I-4 and US 17/92 between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Good things are happening in Deltona! Watch Audubon Explorer on Deltona TV and learn more about the area with our Host, Jerry Mayes.

Trail Projects

 

TRAIL PROJECTS:

(A) Providence Boulevard Trail:

 

A feasability study is completed by the River-to-Sea Transportation Planning Organization for a shared use path along Providence Boulevard. The project has been approved by the TPO and FDOT. The shared use path would consist of a concrete trail connecting Howland Boulevard to Doyle Road (Thornby Park). Providence Trail will be constructed in segments and include alternate alignments to link civic facilities, parks, and schools. Avcon was selected as the design and engineering firm and design, engineering, and surveying are currently underway.

(B) The City of Deltona’s Ecological Destination Project:

 

The Commission directed City staff to work on the ideas of lodging, educational use, and ecological tourism/trailhead development.

    • Staff continues to solicit and discuss the redevelopment of the Lakeshore Community Center, with emphasis on a “recreational lodge use” and.
    • The three ecological parks’ ECHO grant applications have been approved by the Volusia County Council. Design, engineering, and surveying for the parks are currently underway.
    • On January 23rd, the City of Deltona was awarded a Trailhead Designation for the Lakeshore Drive facility.

 

Lakeshore Trailhead

Lakeshore Trailhead at the Deltona Community Center

Lakeshore Trailhead

Lakeshore Trailhead Ceremony

On January 23rd, the City of Deltona was designated as a FL Trail Town by the Florida Department of Greenways & Trails. The Lakeshore Loops/Lakeshore Facility was also designated as a State of Florida Trailhead and will be listed on the Greenways & Trails website. This is a large step in recognition of trails and trail usage for the SW Volusia region and the City of Deltona.

(C) Development of Pollinator Gardens and Monarch City USA Signage:

As a part of the City’s April 26th Arbor Day Festivities, milkweed (the preferred plant for the Monarch Butterflies) was given away at Deltona City Hall in the morning and at the Deltona Community Gardens (DCG) in the afternoon. Over thirty participants attended the DCG event, collecting milkweed plants, seeds for pollinator plants, and taking time to have their pictures taken with the first set of butterfly wings (Monarch Butterfly). The City plans to have multiple sets of butterfly wings located throughout the City for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Jerry Mayes

Jerry Mayes, Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability Manager

 

Lakeshore Trailhead Event, “Bicycles & Barbeque” May 25th

“The City of Deltona invites the bicycling public to ride the East Central Regional Rail Trail on Saturday May 25th, and stop by the Deltona Community Center between 10:00am and 2:00pm to enjoy good food, and easy listening music.
Admission is free to the event, “Bicycles & Barbeque” which takes place at the Community Center, located at 980 Lakeshore Drive. The Deltona Community Center was recently designated by the State’s Office of Greenways & Trails as an Official Trailhead for the Rail Trail.

For visitors riding bicycles, the Center, on the north shore of Lake Monroe, is easy to reach by bike ride on the new Lakeshore Loop Trail that connects to the Rail Trail at Thornby Park and Green Springs Park. There will be vehicle parking for people bringing their bikes, at Thornby Park on Providence Boulevard and Green Springs Park on Lakeshore Drive.

Food vendors include Jake’s BBQ, and music entertainment will be provided by the group “Two’s Company.” In addition, JC’s Bikes & Boards will be at the event with items for sale, as well as providing bike rentals, repairs and safety checks.

This segment of the Rail Trail is a merge of two larger multi-county trails—the Coast to Coast Connector Trail that goes from St. Petersburg to Titusville, and the St. Johns River2Sea Loop Trail. This trail is also a continuation of the County’s Spring to Spring Trail. The length of the Rail Trail, from DeBary to Osteen is located in one of central Florida’s Nature & Historic Corridor, home to Enterprise, one of the oldest communities in the State.
Guided historic bicycle tour through the community of Enterprise, starting at 10:30am

Guided “family-friendly” paced bicycle ride through Green Springs Park and the Regional Rail Trail, starting at 12:30pm

Deltona has 22 beautiful parks, with 8 more in progress, with nature trails and three paved cycling trails. Please join our upcoming Event on May 25th at the Deltona Community Center and the new “Lakeshore Trailhead” at

980 Lakeshore Drive in Deltona Florida. A City on the Move!”

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