Wilder Howe is a small apartment community on US 1 and Country Club Rd., right next door to the Daytona Beach Golf Club, and one block from the Halifax River. Living here puts you within walking distance of multiple restaurants serving anything from seafood to steaks and plenty of fast-food alternatives. For dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores, you are centrally located, but it's still going to be a bit of drive.
Thankfully, going anywhere in the Greater Daytona area is not too hard as the road infrastructure here has been well thought out to ensure reasonably smooth traffic flow. However, keep in mind that spring brings with it the "Spring Breakers" which are thousands of college students who are attracted to the warm weather. Summers offer endless blue skies and temperatures in the 90s. But, for many, it's the winters that make Daytona so appealing. Who can argue with January temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s?
The terrain in and around Wilder Howe is flat and rather commercial in nature. It might not seem like an ideal place to go walking with your pooch, but it all really depends on how you look at it.
For example, if your dog is a puppy who is just getting used to going for walks on a leash, flat ground is a good place to start them out. If your pup is a bit on the pudgy side, then the flat ground is the perfect place to start walking them and start shedding those pounds.
Finally, if your dog is a older with a touch of arthritis, the flat terrain will provide the exercise they need without putting a strain on their joints. Never let anyone tell you that you can't get in some good healthy exercise just because you live in an area where the land is flat. It just takes a little creativity!
When it comes to green space, there is Bethune Point Park right on the bank of the Halifax River. This a small park with several sports fields and lots of grass to play on, but in reality, it’s only good for short playtimes.
If you want to take Fido somewhere where they can get in plenty of exercise, why not take a drive over the Silver Beach Ave. Bridge to the coast? The World's Most Famous Beach offers two different types of exercise. While walking in the soft sand, the sand itself tends to suck at your feet. It takes a lot of energy and to walk in soft sand will definitely give everyone's leg muscles a solid workout. The other option is to walk on the wet sand next to the surf. This sand offers little resistance, making it a great way to let your muscles cool down on your way back to the car.