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Canal Street offers a vibrant mix of residential homes at the west end and retail establishments at the east end. The east end of the road terminates at N Riverside Street near the New Smyrna Beach City Marina and Old Fort Park. For those of you who are into eating out, there are several excellent restaurants in the area worth checking out. Along with this, you are centrally located for shopping, the beach, several parks, and so much more. There are places to fish and canoe, places to hike, and the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. 

Do you like warm winters? How do daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s sound? If you also love a hot summer, you can't beat the 90-degree temperatures and endless blue skies from June through September. With no snow and only the occasional rainstorm, there aren't many days you can get out and enjoy the fresh air. 

Terrain in Canal Downtown
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The terrain here is typically flat but varies from shady residential streets on the west end to heavily built-up retail businesses on the east end. No matter which end you live at, there are plenty of streets and sidewalks for you and Fido to make good use of in getting your daily exercise. Just remember that Canal Street crosses the N Dixie Freeway which can pose hazards to both pedestrians and pets who are attempting to cross. You may want to make the crossing in a vehicle or at the slower periods of the day when traffic is lighter.

While the residential end of the district doesn't seem to have much, if any, grassy spots for a quick pit stop, there are still places to wander. Most of the streets have sidewalks or parking lots where you can take a quick break. Just keep an eye out for others using these walkways to get to and from their own destinations. 

Greenways in Canal Downtown
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At the west end sits Myrtle Avenue Park, a small park with space for picnics or for you and Fido to play.  Be sure you carry bags with you and clean up! 

At the other end of the neighborhood sits Riverside Park, a large park with walking trails and lots of grass to play on next to the Indian River. If you prefer something a little more mysterious, then you can visit Old Fort Park where there are walking trails and plenty of grass to play on.  The park is also home to the ruins of an ancient fort whose origins, as the locals will tell you, are shrouded in mystery. 

Then there is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, covering over 1,600 acres with places to fish, picnic, go motorless boating, and spend lots of time with your pooch hiking the miles of nature trails that wander through the preserve. 

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