Little Town Village is a pocket community running along Little Town Rd. The houses here are all well-kept as is the entire street. Both sides of the road are lined with sidewalks and grass berms. This way, both you and your pup have something comfortable to walk on, even during the hottest days of summer. There are several different restaurants in the area along with pet stores and dog parks all within driving distance. You can also drive over the Dunlawton Bridge to the beach where you and your pooch can spend the early morning hours enjoying the sand and surf.
When planning your walks, be aware that once the temperature outside rises above 80°F, the pavement can reach temperatures in the mid-130s to mid-140s and above. If possible, walk during the early morning hours or later at night when your pup won't be subjected to this heat. Alternatively, find some doggy boots to keep the heat at bay.
Like most of Port Orange, the terrain here is a pleasant blend of natural and artificial. On the north side of the neighborhood is a small set of woods that help provide a modicum of privacy, especially when you add in the lake on the western side of the block. You can take your pup up and down the community on the sidewalks that line Little Town Rd. but even with the slight rolling hill look and feel of the paths, this really isn't much of a challenge.
The only way to make this type of terrain challenging is to start out with a block or two and then extend your walks by a block every few weeks. This will help both you and your pup to build muscle strength and stamina until you are ready to take on the challenges of nearby parks like Turnbull Bay Park and Doris Leeper Park.
The Little Town Village is nestled in a country-like setting thanks to the woods to the north and the lake to the south. But if you really want to tackle something a little more challenging, there are several parks within driving distance. The closest one is Doris Leeper Park with miles of trails that lead to a lookout tower and then on to Rose Bay.
Then there is the beach just on the other side of the Halifax River. Here, you and Fido can walk or jog along the soft, dry sand to stretch those muscles and then hit the wet, hard-packed sand by the water's edge on the way back. Both types of sand offer you a good workout, each in their own way. Then, of course, the two of you can always cool off in the surf before hopping in the car and heading home for the day.