Living Here

Natural Resources

Volusia County has a unique geological history, and with it comes an abundance of natural resources. With 47 miles of beach, plus rivers, lagoons and freshwater springs, we are home to species and habitat found nowhere else.

We are proud of our green spaces and there are many ways to enjoy our natural gems found only in Volusia County. Visit a sea turtle hospital, enjoy an ecotour of the Indian River Lagoon, or gain new insight into the local ecosystem at Lyonia Environmental Center.

At our local State parks or one of our fresh water springs, watch the manatees play in Blue Springs State Park, canoe, kayak or swim in DeLeon Springs State Park, or explore the Hontoon Island State Park, only accessible by boat or park ferry.

Experience a myriad of wildlife in their natural habitat along the St. Johns River and the Canaveral National Seashore wildlife sanctuary.

The River of Lakes Heritage Corridor is a Florida Scenic Byway which connects travelers to the numerous cities, towns, historic and cultural sites. The River of Lakes Heritage Corridor embodies a unique blend of contemporary culture, rich historic preservation, and gorgeous natural Florida.

Beautiful trails in Volusia County - including the extensive Spring-to-Spring Trail and East Central Regional Rail Trail - offer nature at its best and a chance to see the second largest population of nesting eagles in the U.S. and the second largest pre-migration stop for swallow-tail kites.