Turnbull Bay Woods is located along the railroad tracks and Turnbull Bay. It is a sparsely populated community of substantial homes sitting on even larger lots with plenty of trees and open space, something that is becoming increasingly hard to find in the area. Living here might put you at the end of the New Smyrna Beach Airport, but it also puts you a bit of a drive from essential things like places to eat out, pet supply stores, and other shopping.
Despite the airport being at your doorstep, this is a tranquil neighborhood filled with people who tend to watch out for each other, making it a nice place for you and your dog.
Being right next to Turnbull Bay can help by providing the occasional cool breeze when summer temperatures hit the 90s. With several places to access the bay, you can go fishing or let your dog go for a nice cooling swim when the temperatures soar.
The terrain here is mostly wide-open spaces with little to walk on besides the roads. There are no secrets to walking on the street, only the need to pay close attention to the traffic. Speaking of which, being this far out in the country means not having to deal with much in the way of traffic beyond that which flows during rush hour and even that's not much out here.
One of the beautiful things about going for walks with your dog in this area is that there are plenty of shade trees to help protect you from the scorching sun. At the same time, you aren't likely to find much in the way of people walking around, except for those who are doing the exact same thing as you are. While you live near the city center of New Smyrna Beach, you would think you are living out in the middle of nowhere from the lack of dense housing.
The community offers large yards, roads with plenty of shade trees, and is next to Turnbull Bay. Throughout the area, there are several vast tracts of forest for you and your dog to explore at every opportunity. While some of these areas are private property, most have trails running through them for a little hiking.
You are also a stone's throw from the Spruce Creek Preserve where there are over 1,600 acres of forest, waterways, and trails for you to discover together. Take the 536-foot boardwalk to the trailheads where you and your pup can hike over 3 miles of trails running through the forests that take you to an observation tower and then on into Rose Bay.
You can also go for the occasional walk on the beach. Not only is this great way for both of you to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, but it also gives you the chance to frolic in the surf to cool off!