Indian Trails is a newer planned neighborhood of single homes with moderately sized yards and plenty of shade trees. Both Custer Dr. and Featherband Dr. are dead-end streets with Featherband Dr. ending in a cul-de-sac. The streets are lined with sidewalks and grassy strips for you and your pup to go walking on. For amenities such as dog-friendly parks, pet supply stores, and vets, you will have to drive. Living here also puts you within driving distance of the Sydney Dover Trails to the north and Little Springs Park to the south.
Those who live here can enjoy 244 days of sunshine, winter temperatures in the 70s, and summers in the low 90s. Bear in mind that the area gets an average of 52 inches of rain, but the good news is that you will never see so much as a single flake of snow. You can take your dog out almost every day of the year.
The overall terrain here is quite flat and unexciting. While this might not be the best terrain to take your dog for a walk on, you can, of course, make your walks more challenging by being creative. To the east, there is a large open area where trails wander through the ground shrubs and scrub grass. You may find the terrain here more challenging for both of you as the sandy trails tend to drag at your feet, taking more effort than walking on pavement.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you are planning to go walking during daylight hours in the summer, make sure they are early morning hours. By late morning, the pavement temperature can get high enough to burn your puppy's paws within seconds and seriously damage them within minutes, requiring a trip to the animal emergency room and causing serious pain for your dog.
Florida is the land of greenways with small areas of green located all over. Living in Indian Trails gives you access to several larger areas of green along with dog-friendly parks to the north and south.
Lithia Springs Park to the south covers 160 acres and is a very popular camping spot. There are trails to explore and a natural spring whose water temperature stays a steady 72 degrees year-round.
To the east is a vast expanse of open ground with trails winding throughout that make a great place to take your dog out for some exercise. This is all part of the Sydney Dover Trails Conservation Park. The park has a 75-mile long equestrian trail to walk on with contours left over from the days when the area was a phosphate mine to make your walk a bit more challenging. Along with the trail, there are acres and acres of green spaces for the two of you to explore.