Currently, Deens Orangeland is a swath of forest to the west of the Spruce Creek Airport and its surrounding communities. The woods sit along Taylor Road and will eventually be developed. For those who live in the areas that have already been under construction, the area offers a tranquil rural setting and an oasis to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The only real noise you have to deal with is that which is generated by the airport, but most of the planes flying in and out are smaller private craft and don't make a lot of noise. The one person who did have a 707 parked in his driveway was John Travolta, but he no longer lives here!
Three minutes to the east on Taylor Road is the intersection of I-95 and Dunlawton Avenue. Here, you will find grocery stores, places to buy pet supplies, hardware stores, and a good selection of restaurants to choose from.
The terrain out here is undeveloped and covered with dense forest. But for those who live in the surrounding communities, Taylor Road tends to be bustling most of the day, especially during morning and evening rush hours. Luckily, even that traffic is limited due to the lack of dense population. This being said, you still need to keep a close eye on oncoming vehicles since they aren't going to be watching for you!
Most of the communities have paved roads, but no sidewalks for you and your dog to make use of. If you choose to take your walks along Taylor Road, you will be walking on the grass berms because, just like the neighborhoods, no one has added any sidewalks. If your dog is not used to walking near a busy highway, you should use a short leash as it will give you more control in case your pooch gets excited.
The area is surrounded by woods with plenty of trails for you and your pup to hike on. But if you prefer something a little more "back to nature," then you can take your dog for a drive out to the Tiger Bay State Forest on US-92. The forest is part of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area that covers a massive 30,000 acres. It offers both of you miles of trails to hike along and hundreds of animals to look for on your hikes.
Alternatively, you head east to the beach. It's less than twenty minutes away on Dunlawton and offers the two of you miles of sand to hike on and all the fresh air and sunshine you can handle. Use the soft sand to work leg muscles and build stamina, swim in the water to cool off, and then stroll back on the wet sand while you search for seashells or simply enjoy each other's company.