Idlewild is a small neighborhood of single-family homes situated around a small lake. In fact, there are several neighborhoods in the area that have their own small lake or pond. There are a couple of small parks nearby, but if you want to eat out or find a pet supply store, you will need to drive to them. The good news is that no matter what you are looking for in town, you are only a few minutes' drive away. Living here puts you close the action without putting you in the middle of it. This includes the Daytona Beach International Speedway and the Volusia Mall.
If you are into hot weather, you will love living in Daytona. The summers here consist of weeks of blue skies and temperatures in the 90s. Winters, on the other hand, tend to be in the 50s and 60s, making it possible for you and Fido to go walking practically every day of the year.
The terrain here is very suburban with block after block of single-family homes for you to enjoy exploring. When faced with this type of terrain, you have to be creative if you don't want your walks to become routine and dull. The easiest way to do this is to simply go around different blocks each time you go out together.
You are only a couple of blocks from Derbyshire Park where you and your pup can run around on some grass. Derbyshire Park has four baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and plenty of grass to run around on. Be sure you keep Fido on a leash at all times and carry a good supply of doggy bags in case they need some cleaning up after.
Keep mind that during the summer months, you should take your pup for walks in the early morning before things start to heat up.
The nearest usable green spaces of any size are Derbyshire Park and Cedar Highlands Park where you will find a large section of woods with trails running through for you and Fido to walk.
You are also only a ten to fifteen-minute drive from the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. This park is maintained by a team of volunteers and offers sections for both small and large dogs. Each section has water fountains and shady seating to relax on while the dogs run around and play. Be sure clean up after your pooch and do your part to keep the park clean!
From here, you are just a short distance from over 30,000 acres of forests, swamps, and more, all collected together under the name of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. Here, you and your pup can spend hours hiking along the many miles of trails running throughout the WMA.