The neighborhood of Blanken's Landing sits between US-1 and the Indian River North. Beyond a few businesses along the highway, the rest of the community is full of large upscale homes. Some of these homes sit on the river and have piers jutting out into the water. Most have boathouses on the end. The lots are large and heavily wooded, providing plenty of shady space for your dog to run around in and for the kids to enjoy.
If you happen to be hungry during the day, you and your pup can walk to Little Caesar's Pizza on US-1 or, if you are brave, you can cross the highway and pick up a refreshing ice cream at the Frosty King.
For your grocery and dog food needs, there is a Winn-Dixie three minutes south on US-1 in the Florida Shores Plaza, along with a Bealls Outlet and a Dunkin Donuts. You can drive here in less than five minutes!
Within Blanken's Landing, you won't, unfortunately, find any sidewalks for you and Fido to walk along. As one of the main highways running north to south along the east coast, this means it is one of the busiest roads in town with heavy traffic from early in the morning until late at night. You'll want to be cautious around this much congestion, especially when you have your dog in tow.
When you have to walk your dog along the highway or have to cross it to the Frosty King, you should keep them on a short leash that lets you maintain firm control at all times. This can be essential for both you and your dog when the traffic is heavy and likely to startle your pup. It also gives them a sense of security that can help keep them calm and make walking on a busy street less risky for both of you.
To the north of the last house on the river, there is a wide strip of grass the two of you can use to walk to Menard-May Park where there is a public kayak launch out into the Indian River. There is plenty of parking and lots of grass to play around on. From this park north, there is a paved walkway running along the riverbank that takes you George R. Kennedy Park. Kennedy Park is mostly a large paved parking lot designed for boat owners to park their vehicles and boat trailers.
On the west side of US-1 is the Parks & Recreation Office and Hawks Park. The park has paved walkways and large areas of grass. It also has twin lakes with water fountains and a paved path through a small area of woods leading to the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA with more paved trails, a swimming pool, a lake, and acres of grass.