Barrier Island Center: 8385 South Hwy. A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

From I-95 Exit 215, take I-95 south for 27 miles to Exit 188. Turn left and head east on the Pineda Causeway Road for 7.2 miles. Turn right and go south on Hwy. A1A for 23.2 miles. The Barrier Island Center will be on the left. Drive time is approx. one hour.   There are restrooms at the center.

 

Beach Birds Meet-up Spot for the Pontoon Boat: 116 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL

From the Marine Discovery Center, go south on Barracuda Blvd. At the traffic light, turn right and go across the small bridge. Turn left into the second driveway, directly across from the BB&T bank. Park in the grassy field.

From EFSC, turn right and go north on US Hwy. 1 for 30 miles. Turn right on Washington Street and go 0.3 miles. It will turn into North Causeway – go another 0.3 miles. The parking area for the pontoon boat is a big empty field on the right directly across from the BB&T Bank. Call the Marine Discovery Center, 386-428-4828, if you get lost. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes. There is a marine head on the boat but it is highly recommended that you use the restroom before leaving.

 

Canaveral Princess: 670 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

From I-95 Exit 215, go south on I-95 for 9.7 miles. Get off at Exit 205-A (FL 528 East) and go toward Port Canaveral. In 12.6 miles, take the exit for Port Canaveral/Terminal B/Cruise Terminals/South Cargo Piers. Do not take the exit for FL 401 to the North Cargo Piers. After exiting for the South Cargo Piers, bear to the left and go under the overpass. This will put you onto George King Blvd. Go 0.23 miles and turn left onto Dave Nisbet Dr. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Glen Cheek Dr. Take the first right into the parking lot and park there. The Canaveral Princess will be between Gator’s Dockside Restaurant and Rusty’s Seafood Bar and Grill. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.  There are restrooms on the boat. It is not ADA accessible. 

 

Cracker Barrel Restaurant: 4745 Helen Hauser Blvd, Titusville FL 32780

The Cracker Barrel Restaurant is on the west side of I-95 on the north side of SR 50 (Cheney Highway).

 

Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary Entrance:  4900 Melissa Drive, Titusville, FL 32780

From I-95 Exit 215, take Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) east 3 miles. Turn right on Key Largo Dr. Go 0.4 miles and turn right on Karen Dr. Go less than 0.1 mile, turn right and go to the end of Melissa Dr.  Drive time is approx. 10 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 5.9 miles. Turn right on Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) and go 0.7 miles. Turn left on Key Largo Dr. and follow previous directions. Drive time is about 20 minutes.

There are no restrooms here.

 

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary:  444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL 32780

From I-95 Exit 215, take Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) east 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Blvd. (FL 405). Go 3.2 miles and turn left into the entrance for the Enchanted Forest. Drive time is approx. 10 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and drive south on US Hwy. 1 for 7.8 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Blvd. (FL 405) and go 1.2 miles. The park entrance is on the right. Drive time is approx. 20 minutes.   There are restrooms in the center.

 

Florida Wildlife Hospital: 4560 North US Hwy 1, Melbourne FL 32935

From I-95 Exit 215, take I-95 south for 27 miles to Exit 188. Turn left and head east on the Pineda Causeway Road for 3.0 miles. Turn right and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 1.5 miles. FWH will be on the right just past the big red cross.  Drive time is approx. 30 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. When you reach I-95, turn left and go south and follow the above directions from I-95 Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes.     There are restrooms here.   

 

Frank Rendon Park:  2705 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

From EFSC, turn right and go north on US Hwy. 1 for 2.4 miles. Turn left on FL 46 and go 1.5 miles. Go north on I-95 for 32 miles. Get off at Exit 256 (FL 421) towards Port Orange. FL 421 becomes Dunlawton Ave. Turn right and go 5 miles east on Dunlawton Ave. Turn left onto S. Atlantic Ave.  (Hwy. A1A) and go 2.2 miles. The park is on the right immediately south of the Daytona Shores Resort. Meet in the parking lot near the beach to begin the field trip. If you’re running late just go over to the beach and you will see the people. Drive time is approx. 55 minutes.

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 40 miles to Exit 256 then follow the previous directions from I-95 Exit 256. Drive time is approx. 50 minutes.   Parking is free and there are restrooms in the park.

 

Haulover Canal Kayak Launch

From I-95 Exit 215, take I-95 south for 5 miles and get off at Exit 220, which is SR 406 (Garden St.). Go east on SR 406 for 5.6 miles. Cross the big bridge over the Indian River and keep on going to the big curve.  At the big curve, veer left and continue east on SR 406 for 4.1 miles. Follow the sign for the Black Point Wildlife Drive — you will pass the BPWD on your way east. At SR 3, turn left and go 4.5 miles, crossing over the Haulover Canal Bridge. At the bottom of the bridge, turn left and go less than 0.1 mile. Turn left and head back toward the canal for 0.4 mile. At the gate, turn right and follow the canal for 0.4 mile. The kayak launch is at the end of the canal. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.

From EFSC, From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto A Max Brewer Memorial

Causeway (FL 406) at the KFC and CVS and follow the previous instructions after you cross the big bridge over the Indian River. Drive time is approx. 20 minutes.

There is a porta potty halfway down the canal and at the kayak launch.

 

Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary:  360 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955

From I-95 Exit 215, go south on I-95 for 19.9 miles. Get off at Exit 195 (Fiske Blvd.) and keep right to take the ramp towards Cocoa/Rockledge. Go 0.3 miles and turn right at the first light onto Barnes Blvd. Go 2.3 miles. The Sanctuary will be on the left. Drive time is approx. 30 minutes.

From US Highway 1 in Rockledge, go west on Barnes Blvd. Travel 0.4 miles. Look for sign and entrance gate on the right.   There are no restrooms here. 

 

Highway 50 Boat Ramp: 28500 East Colonial Drive, Christmas, FL 32709

From I-95 Exit 215, go west on Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) for 5.6 miles. The boat ramp is on the left. You will need to make a U-turn and head back east to get to it. Drive time is less than 10 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. Turn left and go south on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 215 and follow the previous directions from I-95 Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 20 minutes.

There are porta-potties here. 

 

International House of Pancakes:  3755 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780 

IHOP is on the west side of I-95 and on the south side of SR 50 (Cheney Highway).

 

Jetty Park: 400 Jetty Park Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

From I-95 Exit 215, go south for 9.7 miles. Get off at Exit 205-A (FL 528 East) and go toward Port Canaveral. In 12.6 miles, take the exit for Port Canaveral/Terminal B/Cruise Terminals/South Cargo Piers. Do not take the exit for FL 401 to the North Cargo Piers. After exiting for the South Cargo Piers, bear to the left and go under the overpass. That will put you onto George King Blvd. Go 1.9 miles to the end of George King Blvd where it turns into Jetty Park Drive. Park at the east end of the park near the big concession stand. Drive time is approx. 30 minutes. There is an entrance fee to the park of $5 per car for Brevard County residents and $15 per car for non-residents.   There are restrooms at the park.  

 

Kangaroo Express: 6004 US Highway 1, Mims, FL 32754

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 15.4 miles to Exit 231 toward Scottsmoor/Oak Hill. Turn right onto Deering Parkway and go 0.9 miles to US Hwy. 1. Turn right and go south for 1.1 miles. Kangaroo Express is on the right. Drive time is approximately 20 minutes. Use the restroom here as there are no restrooms at Shiloh Marsh.

 

Kelly Park: 2550 North Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952

From I-95 Exit 215, go south on I-95 for 9.7 miles. Get off at Exit 205-A (FL 528 East) toward Port Canaveral. Go 9.8 miles and get off at Exit 52 for Banana River Dr. Turn right and go 0.1 miles. Kelly Park is on the left. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 17.7 miles. Turn left and go east on FL 528 toward Port Canaveral for 5.2 miles. Get off at Exit 52 for Banana River Dr. Turn right and go 0.1 miles. Kelly Park is on the left. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes. Look for the pontoon boat at the waterfront.    There is a marine head on the boat but it is highly recommended that you use the restroom at the park before going on the trip.

 

Marine Discovery Center: 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL32169

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 33 miles. Take Exit 249 and turn right onto SR 44 toward New Smyrna Beach. Go 3.0 miles and turn left onto US Highway 1 North. Go 0.2 miles and turn right onto Washington Street and go 0.3 miles. It will turn into North Causeway – go another 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Barracuda Blvd and go 0.3 miles. MDC is on the left. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes. Call the Marine Discovery Center, 386-428-4828, if you get lost.

From EFSC, turn right and go north on US Hwy. 1 for 30 miles. Turn right on Washington Street and go 0.3 miles. It will turn into North Causeway – go another 0.6 miles. Turn left on Barracuda Blvd. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes.

 

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center:  Titusville, FL

Good luck finding an address that will work on GPS or other mapping devices.

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 220 (FL 406), turn right and go east for 7.7 miles. Stay to the right when you reach the big curve. The MINWR Visitor Center will be on the right.

Drive time is approx. 15 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto A Max Brewer Memorial

Causeway (FL 406). Look for the KFC and CVS Pharmacy. Go east for 5 miles. Drive time is approx. 12 minutes.    There are porta-potties in the parking lot and restrooms inside the visitor center.

 

Oak Hammock Trail and Palm Hammock Trail parking lot:

The trails are located 1/2 mile east of the MINWR Visitor Center on the left-hand side of the road.

There are no restrooms at the trailheads. There are porta-potties at the MINWR visitor center parking lot. The Visitor Center gate opens at 8:00am. 

 

Orlando Wetlands Park:  25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, FL 32709

From I-95 Exit 215, take Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) west 10.4 miles to Christmas. Turn right onto Ft. Christmas Rd. (CR 420) and go 2.3 miles. Turn right onto Wheeler Rd. (Look for Wheeler Rd. just past the Fort Christmas Historical Park.) Continue on Wheeler Rd. for 1.9 miles. Enter the parking lot on the left. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. When you reach I-95, turn left and go south on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 215 and follow the previous directions from I-95 Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 35 minutes.

There are restroom facilities at the parking lot but not out on the dikes.

 

Parrish Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot:  1 A Max Brewer Memorial Causeway, Titusville, FL 32796

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 220 (Garden Street/FL 406), turn right and go east for 3.8 miles. After crossing the Titusville Bridge, make a left turn just past the bottom of the bridge. Make an immediate second left turn and head back west along the side of the bridge. Turn right as soon as you pass the parking lot for the Marine Patrol (FWC) Office and meet at the north side of the boat ramp parking lot by the picnic pavilions. That will be to the right of the boat ramps and left of the restrooms. Drive time is approx. 12 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto A Max Brewer Memorial

Causeway (FL 406) at the KFC and CVS. After crossing the bridge, follow the previous instructions.

Drive time is approx. 8 minutes.

Please note that this address shows up as being on the west side of the Titusville Causeway on some GPS and mapping devices. Parrish Park is on the east side of the Titusville Causeway. You must go across the bridge.        There are restrooms at the east end of the parking lot.

 

Pritchard House:  424 South Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796

From I-95 Exit 215, go east on Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Columbia Blvd.

(FL 405) and go 5.4 miles. Turn left onto North Washington Ave. (US Hwy. 1). The Pritchard House will be on the left in 0.17 miles. Park in the free parking lot on the left just past the house. Drive time is approximately 15 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and drive south on US Hwy. 1 for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Julia St. across from the Emma Parrish Theater.  Make a right into the parking lot located across the street from the theater. The Pritchard House is just past the south end of the parking lot. Drive time is approx. 10 minutes.

Restrooms are available at the Titusville Welcome Center at the SW corner of the parking lot.    

 

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands (Viera Wetlands):  10001 North Wickham Road, Viera, FL 32940

From I-95 Exit 215, take I-95 south for 24 miles to Exit 191 (Wickham Rd.). Turn right onto Wickham Rd. and travel west to the end of the road (approximately 2.5 miles). You will encounter a roundabout, where you will need to keep going straight west. Make a jog to the left when you get to the water treatment facility and pass by the tanks and administrative offices. Keep going west to the parking lot. Ponds on the north side of the complex are worth checking for ducks in the winter and for shorebirds when water levels are low. Wickham Rd. passes between the north and south sides of the water treatment complex and ends at River Lakes Conservation Area on the St Johns River. Drive time is approx. 30 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. When you reach I-95, turn left and go south on I-95 for 28.4 miles. Get off at Exit 191 and follow previous directions from Exit 191. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes.

There are porta-potties in the parking lot but no facilities are located out on the dikes. There are no facilities at River Lakes Conservation Area.      

 

Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area:  1590 Arch Rd., Mims, FL 32754

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 7.5 miles to Exit 223 (FL 46). Turn left on FL 46 and go 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Turpentine Rd. (Look for the Circle K). Go 1.37 miles and turn right onto Tiger Lane. Go 0.25 miles and turn left onto Tomato Farm Rd. In 0.13 miles, turn right onto Panther Lane, which curves to the left in 0.24 miles and becomes Arch Rd. Arch Rd. ends at a gate just past a ditch. That is the gate into the parking area for Salt Lake WMA. Drive time is approx. 20 minutes.

From EFSC, drive north on US Hwy. 1 for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto FL 46 toward Sanford. Go 2.3 miles and turn left onto Turpentine Rd. at the Circle K and follow the above instructions from the Circle K. Drive time is approx. 20 minutes.     There are composting toilets at the maintenance facility but not out on the trails.

 

Sams House Education Center: 6195 North Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953

From I-95 Exit 215, go east on FL 50 to the first traffic light. Turn right on Columbia Blvd. (FL 405). Go 10.1 miles and turn right onto Space Commerce Way. Go 2.7 miles. Turn right on N. Courtenay Parkway (FL 3) and go 3.2 miles. Turn right on N. Tropical Trail and go 0.5 mile. Sams House is on the right. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and travel south on US Hwy. 1 for 8.3 miles. Go east on FL 405 toward Kennedy Space Center for 6.1 miles. Turn right on Space Commerce Way and follow the previous instructions from Space Commerce Way. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes.    There are restrooms at the education center.   

 

Scottsmoor Flatwoods:  4055 Magoon Ave., Mims, FL 32754

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 15.4 miles to Exit 231 toward Scottsmoor/Oak Hill. Turn right onto Deering Parkway and go 0.9 miles to US Hwy. 1. Turn right and go 1.1 miles and turn right onto Magoon Ave. at the Kangaroo Express. Go 0.3 miles to the end of the road at Parrish Park. Drive time is approximately 20 minutes.

From Eastern Florida State College, turn right and drive 9.6 miles north on US Hwy. 1. Turn left on Magoon Ave. in Scottsmoor. The Sanctuary is at the end of Magoon Ave. Drive time is approx. 15 minutes.

There are restrooms at the park but not out on the trails. 

 

Smyrna Dunes Park:  2995 North Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

From I-95 Exit 215, drive north on 1-95 for 33 miles. Get off at Exit 249 (FL 44) toward New Smyrna Beach. Go 5.3 miles and then turn left onto S. Peninsula Ave. Go 2.6 miles to the park at the end of the road. Drive time is approx. 45 minutes.

From EFSC, turn right onto US Highway 1 and travel north for 29.5 miles. In the town of New Smyrna Beach, turn right on FL 44 toward New Smyrna Beach. Travel 1.5 miles and after crossing the second bridge, turn left onto S. Peninsula Ave. Go 2.6 miles to the park at the end of the road. Drive time is approx. 45 minutes.

Meet at the large pavilion where the picnic tables and restrooms are located. Bring cash for the entrance fee ($10/car, up to 8 people). There are restrooms at the park.

 

South Lake Conservation Area:  4500 Lancaster Lane, Titusville, FL 32796

From I-95 Exit 215, go north on I-95 for 4.2 miles to Exit 220 and get off. Turn left on FL 406 (Garden St) and go 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Carpenter Rd. and go 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Dairy Rd. and go 1.1 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Lane. Drive time is approx. 10 minutes.

From EFSC, drive 0.7 miles north on US Highway 1. Turn left on Dairy Rd. (1st traffic light) and drive 1.8 miles west to intersection of Dairy and Carpenter Roads. Continue on Dairy Rd. 1.1 miles and turn right on Lancaster Rd. Drive time is approx. 10 minutes.      There are no restrooms here.

 

The Great Outdoors Plantation Manor: 145 Plantation Drive, Titusville, FL 32780

From I-95 Exit 215, go west on Cheney Hwy. (SR 50) for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Plantation Drive. Gate access is required. Be prepared to show the gatekeeper your ID and tell him that you are attending either the Space Coast Birding Festival Keynote Dinner on Jan. 23 or that you are there for a tour with Betty Salter on Jan. 25 or Jan. 26. Go 1.9 miles on Plantation Drive from SR50. Plantation Manor is on the left. Turn left in front of Plantation Manor. Then turn right to drop off passengers or left to park your vehicle. The Great Outdoors Community Church is directly across the street. Drive time is approx. 8 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. Turn left and go south on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 215 and follow the previous directions from I-95 Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 18 minutes.

There are no restrooms out on the trails.

 

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area: 3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas FL 32709

From I-95 Exit 215, go west on Cheney Hwy. (FL 50) for 10.1 miles. Turn left onto Taylor Creek Rd. Go 2.8 miles. The entrance to the reserve is on the left. Drive time is approx. 25 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. Turn left and go south on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 215 and follow the previous directions from I-95 Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 35 minutes.       Entrance Fee is $3.00 per car.  There are composting toilets at the entrance but not out on the roads and trails.  

 

Turkey Creek Tract: Meet at Chuluota Wilderness Area: 3800 Curryville Rd., Oviedo, FL 32766

From I-95 Exit 215, go west on SR 50 (Cheney Hwy.) for 17.6 miles. Turn right on Chuluota Rd.

(FL 419). Go north for 4.9 miles. Turn right on Lake Mills Rd. and go 1.8 miles. Go straightish/rightish (do not turn left) onto Curryville Rd. and go 2.6 miles. The parking lot for Chuluota Wilderness Area is on the right, just past the powerlines. Drive time is approx. 40 minutes.

From EFSC, turn left and go south on US Hwy. 1 for 0.78 miles. Make a slight right onto Norwood Ave. just before the North Brevard Funeral Home. In 0.29 miles, take the first right onto Draa Rd. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Dixie Ave. In 0.15 miles, turn right onto Garden St. and go 2.0 miles. When you reach I-95, turn left and go south on I-95 for 5 miles. Get off at Exit 215 and follow previous directions from Exit 215. Drive time is approx. 50 minutes.

There are no restrooms here.

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