Islesboro is predominantly residential area sitting on Turnbull Bay, next door to the New Smyrna Beach Airport and Sports Complex. If you like to eat out, there are few places at the east end of the community and plenty more nearby to choose from. If you are looking for a dog park, the nearest one is the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. There are also several pet supply stores in the local area, so finding food, treats, and toys for your pup won't be a problem.
If you and Fido like the beach and warm weather, summer mornings while temperatures are in the 70s are perfect for taking a drive out to the coast for a nice long walk in the sand. However, by midafternoon, the temperatures will soar to the upper nineties, which is far too hot for your pooch to be out walking in as they can easily succumb to heat stroke.
The terrain in this neighborhood is structured and flat with the streets all laid out in a perfect grid. It might not sound like much fun as far as going for walks is concerned, but you should keep in mind that walks are for exercise rather than sightseeing. The trick to dealing with terrain such as this is to make the most out of what you have to work with. Create a variety of hiking routes that take the two of you around different blocks every day.
Traffic shouldn't be too much of a concern in this area, as the streets are residential with little to no businesses in the immediate vicinity. You'll have an easy time venturing down these long roads without having to worry about cars racing by. Watch the terrain near the creek, however, as it may be a little structurally unsound, especially during rainier weather.
The nearest green space is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve which covers 1,637 acres. The park offers 3 miles of hiking trails and start with a 536-foot long boardwalk. The trails lead to a 15-foot tall observation tower that overlooks the marshes and carries on all the way to Rose Bay. The trails are open to hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are also places along the way to stop and look for the many forms of wildlife that call the preserve home.
Then, of course, there is the beach which is only a fifteen-minute drive away and offers the two of you miles of soft sand that will give both of you an amazing workout. The wet sand and surf also make for a gentle walk and a chance to have a little extra fun along the way, running around in the water as you venture back towards home.