Located next door to Turie T. Small Elementary School and Campbell Middle School, Loomis Trails is a small neighborhood of single-family homes in a quiet section of town. While not in the heart of town where it seems to be busy 24/7, you are close to many of the best restaurants in the area. You are also within a short drive of City Island Park and the Jackie Robinson Memorial Stadium. Daytona has so much to do and see that you should never run out of options!
Let's not forget being able to take your pup for walks on the beach almost every day of the year. Summers here spend weeks in the 90s with high levels of humidity and endless blue skies. The only truly cold month is January which spends most of its time in the upper 40s and lower 50s. You might get a little frost on the windshield, but even if you do, it will be thin.
The ground here is pretty flat and suburban. Some of the streets have sidewalks while others do not. This can make taking your dog out for walks a little challenging as you will have to walk on the road. Be sure you always wear light-colored clothing so that motorists can see you easily.
Without hills, the terrain doesn't seem to have much to offer in the way of adding an extra challenge to your walks. But rather than look at a situation like this as a bad thing, look at it as an obstacle to overcome. If you look at the area around Loomis Trails from the air, you would see that the blocks here are laid out in a vast grid. By laying out walking routes that take you around different blocks each time you go out, you can set distance goals that will give both of you a good workout.
Two blocks to the east is the Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park. This park is a memorial to the famous archeologist who found hundreds of artifacts from the Timucuan Indians who lived in the area approximately 1,500 years ago. He also discovered parts of an Ice Age Wooly Mammoth, giving the park a decent backstory that keeps it interesting. Today, the park is an aquatic and waterfowl preserve. The lake has a walking path running all the way around it, including around the promontory sticking out into the water.
You can also go to Tuscawilla Park, home of Daytona Zipline Adventures, a 65-pin disc golf course. It is also home to a large section of woods, complete with nature trails for you and your pup to run around on. You can bring the rest of the family and have a nice picnic in the shade while your dog sniffs around and explores!