Laid-back, small, and friendly, Scottsmoor, FL is a tight-knit farming community just north of Titusville. In the 1920s, Scottsmoor was a resort town, until the construction of the John F. Kennedy Space Center drew most of the tourists south.Though modern visitors might prefer proximity to the space center, there are still some tourists who think Scottsmoor is out of this world -- the area is a haven for birdwatchers, and the migratory ducks, rails and painted buntings all draw those who like to observe things flying a little closer to earth.
Scottsmoor is also known for the Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary -- unfortunately, this nature preserve is off-limits to canine companions due to the diversity of wildlife. You won’t find a veterinary clinic in Scottsmoor, but don’t worry -- you can find plenty of places to take care of your buddy a short drive away in Titusville.
Scottsmoor is a little too small to sustain its own dog park, but you and your furry friend can still sniff out a few exercise options! Parrish Park has over 16.5 acres of space and some pawesome walking trails for you and Fido to explore. And don’t worry -- you two can find plenty of opportunities for off-leash adventures just a little fur-ther afield!
It can be difficult to find fur-friendly hiking in this part of Florida, as many of the preserves are off-limits to pets. But wagging tails are certainly welcome in the furrific Lake Harney Wilderness Area -- as long as they’re on a leash, of course! The main trail here follows the historic Florida Coast railroad, and it’s mostly flat, so it’s suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s also an overlook tower, so you and your pooch can gaze out over the swamp and river. Careful, though -- the trails can get flooded after it rains!
If your buddy likes to swim as part of their off-leash activities, you’d need to be barking mad not to take them to the dog beach at Smyrna Dunes Park! Unfortunately, you can’t let your furry friend run free, but there’s no length limit for leashes, so they can still have a whale of a time splashing about in the warm, shallow water. Afterwards, why not treat your best friend to a trip to Silly Willy’s Pet Boutique? This locally owned store has its own dog bakery, and helpful staff are always on hand to help you pick out healthy, homemade treats guaranteed to get your dog drooling!