Rogers Taylor is a three-block area of single-family and multi-family residences located along N Ridgewood Ave. Living here puts you within a short drive of the Halifax River and the beach over the Main Street Bridge. If you prefer eating out to cooking at home, there are dozens of restaurants for you to check out both on the mainland side and over on the beachside. If you want steak, sushi, seafood, or a good, old-fashioned burger, you will find all of this and more.
One of the big advantages of living in that this is one of the most popular vacation spots in the country. The city has a number of dog parks including one at the Halifax Humane Society and you should have no problem finding a place to pick up a bag of dog food. There are plenty of pet stores in town and no shortage of grocery and department stores that carry the top brands.
The terrain here is as predictable as the Florida weather. In the summer, the temperatures hit the 90s and in the winter, it rarely goes below the mid-40s during the day. The land here is flat and has little to offer in the way of a challenge for an active, healthy dog. It's up to you to make your walks as interesting and challenging as possible, working with what you have.
The best way to do this is to map out a series of routes that take you around different blocks each day of the week. The more variety you can build into your strolls, the happier your pup is likely to be and the more enjoyable they are for both of you.
Keep in mind that the pavement can be hard on a dog's paws. Give your dog plenty of time to get used to walking on the streets and sidewalks before you go out for long walks.
Like many areas of Daytona Beach, there isn't much here in the way of green space, but whether you go east to the beach or west to Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, there are plenty of non-paved trails and places for you to really get out there and stretch your legs.
The Tiger Bay WMA covers over 30,000 acres of pine-palmetto and cypress swamps. There are ponds full of aquatic wildlife and miles of trails to hike, ride bikes, or go horseback riding on. During your hikes, you are likely to come across an incredible spectrum of local wildlife including black bears, whitetail deer, wild turkey, wood stork, various wading birds, and more. Bring the whole family along and see who can spot the largest variety of species!
In 1998, more than 15,000 acres were destroyed in the wildfires, but they have since regrown and once again offer a beautiful place to spend time with Fido.