The Halifax Plantation area consists of a number of small pre-planned neighborhoods that surround the Halifax Plantation Golf Club. Depending on the neighborhood, you might find nothing but larger single-family homes or multi-unit housing. Most of the streets have sidewalks available for you and your pooch to stroll along, making it safer than walking along the street. The area backs up against Bulow State Park and there are large areas of trees in between the different communities.
Shopping, pet stores, and restaurants are all within driving distance including a large grocery chain store and more in the Halifax Plantation Village. Scattered through the community are a number of small lakes and ponds to walk around and enjoy relaxing, sitting, and resting next to. Keep in mind that summers here hit the mid-nineties so keep your walks to the early morning hours when everything is still nice and cool.
The terrain within the community area is mostly comprised of a golf course with tree-lined fairways, but you probably shouldn't take Fido out walking along them. The golfers here are not too keen on stepping in dog poop and, as such, have banned them from the course. Beyond this, the ground is mostly flat which might make for gentle walks for seniors and older dogs.
To make strolling along the roads with your pup easier, all of the neighborhoods have wide sidewalks with grassy strips between them and the street. While level ground may not present much of a challenge to you and your doggy, you can find new ways to make the most of your walks. The easiest way to do this is to take different routes each time you go out for a walk or take the trails leading all over Bulow State Park or the James Ormond Tomb Park in the southeastern corner of the community.
All of the pocket neighborhoods sit nestled in between the different fairways and greens of the Halifax Plantation Golf Course. While the golf course is filled with trees that line the fairways, the course is not the best place to walk your pooch. Thankfully, Bulow State Park is right next door on the eastern side of the community. The park covers approximately 5,600 acres of which over 1,500 are listed as 'submerged wetlands.' In the park, you will find one of the largest stands of Southern Live Oak Forests that remain along the east coast of Florida. Of these, the Fairchild Oak is thought to be over 400 years old and is the reigning 'King of the Forest.' Throughout this vast park are several trails that take you and your dog deep into the heart of the forest along trails that take you past live oak hammocks, freshwater seepages, and so much more.