Mason Heights sits, as you might almost expect, right on Mason Avenue close to both Cedar Heights and Derbyshire Parks. The area is home to a number of fast-food eateries, but if you want something beyond that, plan to do a bit of driving as you will need to go into the heart of Daytona or over on the beachside. Over here, you will find a fabulous selection of restaurants running the gamut from fast-food to fine dining.
Pet supply stores are also going to be a bit of a drive from here as well, but you can walk to both of the parks for when your dog needs a break from walking on paved sidewalks.
Move to Daytona to get away from the cold of the Great White North, but stay for the summers when the skies are a glorious shade of blue, the temperatures are in the 90s, and the water is warm and comfortable.
Mason Heights is typical of most neighborhoods around here with several blocks of flat residential terrain. The one thing missing is sidewalks, so you will have to put up with walking on the streets. Make sure you walk against the traffic for your safety.
Walking on paved surfaces comes with a few additional risks. You never know what might be embedded in the surface that could cause injury to sensitive paws. The surface is rough and can cause damage and discomfort as well.
When the temperature outside heats up, so too does the temperature of the pavement. By the time the outside temperature is around 80 to 85 degrees, the pavement can be well over 120 degrees. This can easily cause discomfort or even burns to your pup's paws. During the hottest months of the year, be sure to take your walks in the early morning hours before things heat up.
Although Mason Heights doesn't have much in the way of green space beyond backyards, you are only two blocks from Cedar Highlands Park. This is a nice big park with plenty of dense woods for you to explore. The park also has a long trail for you and your pup to hike along. Along with this, you will find restrooms, a playground, and a picnic area.
Just up the road is Derbyshire Park which is an urban park with plenty of sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and tons of grass to play on. But if neither of these parks sound like what you're looking for, you can head west on US 92 to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and State Forest. You and your dog can take your time hiking the miles of trails and exploring over 30,000 acres of both old and new growth forest together over the course of many months.