Silver Beach Park sits one block away from the World's Most Famous Beach and alongside several other very large resorts. Living here puts you within driving distance of some of Daytona's finest restaurants and nightclubs. The only thing you might be missing is nearby parks, but the beach can be a great substitute. If you're adamant on finding these greener spaces, however, locating nearby dog parks and pet supply stores means being ready to drive back over onto the mainland side of town.
Whether you live here year-round or just vacation in the area, the weather is spectacular in the summer with weeks in the 90s and endless blue skies. Coming here in the winter can be a very pleasant experience with daytime temperatures in January hovering around 50 degrees. You won't be able to blame the weather for not being able to take Fido out for their daily walks!
The big question is whether you want to walk Fido along A1A on the hot pavement or take them to the beach for their daily exercise. If you do choose to walk on the pavement, be sure to go for walks in the early morning hours when it is still cool from the night before. This will reduce the risk of burns to their paws, but keep an eye on them all the same as the rough surface can cause damage as well.
If you do use the pavement, vary the blocks you walk around to keep your walks interesting. Better yet, take off for walks along the beach in the early morning hours when no one else is around. The soft sand will give both of you quite a workout on the outbound leg of your walk, but you get to play in the surf on the way back to your starting point.
You can't talk about greenways here without including the beach which is a complete ecosystem all by itself. You and Fido can enjoy walking or jogging for as many miles in either direction enjoying the fresh ocean air and the warm sunshine. Remember that sands here can become as hot as pavement in the middle of the afternoon, so keep your walks to the early hours.
For those days when you and Fido want somewhere different to go walking, there is the Tomoka State Park. The park spans the headwaters of the Tomoka River and is home to the site of a 1,500-year-old Timucuan Indian village. The Indians built their village here because of the ample supply of fish found in the ponds, lakes, and river. There is one half-mile-long nature trail for you and Fido to enjoy along with plenty of places for you and your family to have a nice picnic in the shade.