Poppell is an older well-established community located just off of S. Dr. MLK Drive near the Turie T. Small Elementary school and very close to the Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park. While there are sidewalks running through the community, you may not want to use them after dark as the area has a higher than average crime rate. Pet stores, dog parks, and the beach are only a short drive away, as is your choice of restaurants, both chain and fine dining. One of the great things about living in this area is the number dog-friendly parks within easy driving distance.
The other reason the Greater Daytona Beach area has become so popular is the weather. With winters in the 40s, summers in the 90s, and absolutely no sign of snow with 230 days of sunshine, there aren't many days you can't take your pup out for a walk.
Like most of Daytona Beach, Poppell is much like a pancake: very flat. Without sidewalks, you do have to be careful while walking. Consider wearing light-colored clothing so motorists can see you. To the west, there are sidewalks along Hudson St. you can use for your long walks. You can do a lot more with the flat ground than you might think! The trick is to walk your dog around the area by choosing different blocks and going in different directions each day. By adding in more blocks to your walk, going south instead of north, or even heading over to the Tuscawilla Park where there are several trails you can go hiking on with your dog as long as you take your time, the experience will be well worth the effort. If all else fails, you can always take your dog over for a run on the beach in the early mornings to avoid the crowds.
When it comes to greenways, you do have options living in the Poppell area. The first is the Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park where you will find a large lake complete with a trail that goes all the way around the waterway. The lake is teeming with fish and numerous species of birds call it home. The park offers plenty of parking, the trail, restrooms, a wildlife habitat, and much more. You are welcome to bring your pup with you as long as they are on a leash.
If you are looking for a real challenge, you need to go north on S. Nova Rd. to the entrance to Tuscawilla Park where the two of you can spend hours following the various trails running through the park. Along the way, you never know which animals and birds you might happen to see on your walks! Just remember to exercise caution when wandering around wildlife habitats.