Ormond-by-the-Sea is a small unincorporated town running along A1A between the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River. This area consists of mostly older homes that are well-kept with sidewalks running throughout for you and your dog to go walking along. There are wide strips of grass between the sidewalks and streets which are perfect for you and Fluffy to go on walks when the weather gets warmer as the grass gives your dog somewhere to walk that is cooler than the pavement. Many of the streets run east to west, culminating at John Anderson Blvd. on the west side and the beach at the eastern end. There are numerous restaurants and shops along the coastal road.
Summers here tend to be brutally hot with temperatures in the mid-90s which can raise the temperature of paved surfaces well above 145°F. This temperature is hot enough to severely burn your pup's paws in minutes, so keep this in mind when venturing out.
The ground in Ormond-by-the-Sea is exceptionally flat, but that should not be a problem for you and your dog. The hardest part of walking on flat ground is finding ways to keep the walks more interesting! One way to do this is to try taking different routes each time you go for a walk. Changes in scenery even by as much as a single block can make all the difference in the world to your pup. It gives him something new to sniff at along the way.
If you want really challenging walks, take your pup and hike on over to the beach where you can choose between soft sand that drags at your every step and will make your pup work off some of that extra weight or wet sand that is easy on the legs and feet. This should give you and your dog all the workout you need to build strength and stamina.
Most of the homes in Ormond-by-the-Sea are tightly packed together which was very common when they were built as a way to maximize land use. This left very little room for greenways between them. But there is one large park in the southern part of town which covers 40 acres and includes trails to walk on, a softball diamond, tennis courts, and, most importantly, a 4-acre dog park. The dog park is split into two separate areas, one for larger dogs and one for the smaller ones. It also has watering stations, benches for you to sit on while your pup plays, and plenty of shade trees.
Up north sits Bulow Park with miles of trails running through dense forests of live oaks, palm trees, and many others. No matter which direction you turn, aside from the east, there are parks and preserves for you and your pooch to explore, all within driving distance.