The community of Lake Mack Park sits to the west of central Deland along Lake Mack Road just past Grace Avenue. As you might expect, there is a water feature in the center of this community and being this far out from center of town, the yards are huge! Many of the homes out here are manufactured or mobile homes, but each seems to have plenty of garages and extra space. This is rural living at its best.
One thing about living out here that takes a bit of getting used to is that you have a fifteen to twenty-minute drive back into the central part of Deland and anything beyond a rare convenience store. However, once you're in town, you will find a selection of big-box retailers, local shops, grocery stores, and pet supply stores where you can pick up everything you need for your pooch. Deland also offers a fantastic selection of restaurants to check out with your family.
The terrain out here is very peaceful, for the most part, but you will still be dealing with a certain amount of traffic during the rush hours as people out here still have to go to work. The big difference in this area is that there are no sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on. This means the two of you will be walking on the roads which requires additional caution as drivers are not always paying attention.
Even out here in the "wilds," the terrain is still quite flat and may not seem to offer much in the way of a challenge when it comes to taking your dog out for exercise. The biggest task is to find places to walk where traffic is minimal and you don't have to spend your entire stroll watching for vehicles. This way you can thoroughly enjoy your time together without worrying about getting run over.
How could you want anything in the way of green spaces when you live out here where your entire neighborhood is one huge backyard? However, there are a few great places for you and your dog to take in some of the fantastic scenery otherwise. Check out some of the local wildlife and hike for miles on uncrowded trails in some of these various locations.
To the west is the Ocala National Forest where you will find mile after mile of trails to hike along. There are crystal clear sinkholes to swim in and camp next to and dense forests to keep the Florida sun at bay on your hikes. There are more than 600 rivers, springs, and lakes for you to discover. You can go snorkeling in many of these spots and several are deep enough for you to go scuba diving in! It won't take you long to find your favorite spots to hang out.