The State Road 44 Corridor runs from the heart of town almost all the way out to I-95. Depending on which part of the corridor you happen to be on, it could be a residential area, a row of car dealerships, shopping centers, or dense woods. Why so much? Simply put, SR-44 is the main route into New Smyrna Beach from I-95. This stretch of road tends to be bustling all day long and far into the night. It can take you all the way the beach if you follow it over the causeway.
No matter where you are on SR-44, you are only a short distance from places to eat, buy groceries, a new car, and pet stores to buy your dog food and treats in. Truth be told, you are never more than twenty minutes from anywhere in New Smyrna Beach and that includes the beach where you and your pooch can go for long walks in the sand.
The State Road 44 corridor is a main thoroughfare that starts being busy in the early morning hours before the rest of the world starts to stir and stays that way late into the night. Everything from passenger cars to semis use this road. In some areas of the corridor, there are paved and non-paved walking paths along the highway for you and your dog to use. But you should only do so if your dog is comfortable around a lot of traffic noise.
Most days, you aren't likely to find much in the way of people walking along SR-44 due to the amount of traffic. Many of the residential areas along the corridor have plenty of roads in them for you and your dog to go for walks along. Some have large areas of woods surrounding them which, of course, have plenty of walking trails running through them.
There are so many green spaces along SR-44 that it might be hard to list them all. Many are not named but are vast areas of dense woods with plenty of trails running through them that you and your dog can use for shady walks on hot summer days. If you want a named park, there are two on the north side behind the car dealerships. These are Otter Park South and Otter Park North which are two halves of the same park divided by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trial.
The trail runs from I-95 to Jungle Road and makes the perfect place to take your dog for long walks. The trail is open to cyclists, hikers, and people just like you who are out getting their exercise walking their pups. The trail is well-kept and offers both of you the chance to log some serious hiking miles together while walking out in the countryside.