Base Station for Soft Adventures: North Brevard, Florida: Titusville, Scottsmoor, Mims, Port St. John, & Canaveral Groves

Titusville, FL - Discover many soft adventures here.
Titusville, FL - Base Station for Soft Adventures

Soft Adventure:
"An experience that is stimulating but low risk."

Titusville, Florida - Many soft adventures here.

Soft Adventures at the Refuge & Seashore

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge & Canaveral National Seashore

Why not make it a family project to enjoy all these soft adventures?

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Headquarters of the Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, FL

Canaveral National Seashore Headquarters

Pick up brochures and information here. 321-267-1110.

Entrance kiosk to the refuge & seashore in Titusville, FL

MINWR / CNS Entrance Kiosk

Kiosk with large map and current information. Wheelchair ramp to overlook the Indian River Lagoon (South).

Refuge visitors center. Information, displays, boardwalk, giftshop.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center

Refuge visitors center. Information, displays, boardwalk, giftshop. 321-861-0668

Oak Hammock trail - 3/4 mile. Palm Hammock trail - 2 miles.

Oak & Palm Hammock Trailheads

3/4 mile and 2 mile trails posted with interpretive signs that explain the ecology of the hammock community.

Entrance gate to national seashore in Titusville, FL

Canaveral National Seashore Admission Gate

Pay admission here.

Boat launch. Drive is great for alligator & bird watching.

Bio Lab Road

Boat launch at north end. 5 mile two way drive.

Swimming, surfing, swimming, tanning.

Seashore Parking Lot #1

Canaveral National Seashore. Nearest area to NASA launch pads.

Access lagoon and Atlantic Ocean

Seashore Parking ­ Eddy Creek

Between Lots #7 & #8. Wheelchair access. Beach wheelchair. Nature classes taught here.

Sea Turtle watches in late spring.

Seashore  Parking Lot #13

Sea Turtle watches in late spring.

Black Point Drive.

Black Point Drive

7 mile, one-way, self guiding tour through impounded marshes. One of the most popular birding drives anywhere. Fee.

Tower looking over Black Point drive area.

Black Point Tower Overlook

Just off Black Point Drive. Portolets nearby.

Cruickshank Trailhead - 6 miles in the open

Cruickshank Loop Trailhead

5 mile open walk with great birding & wildlife watching.

Find the endemic Florida Scrub-Jay here- probably

Scrub Jay Trail

Explore the scrub ecotourism and probably see the endemic Florida Scrub-Jan and other rare species.

Sendler education center & lagoon access

Sendler Education Center / Dummit Cove

Environmental education programs. Next to the Indian River Lagoon.

Bair's Cove boat launch area.

Bairs Cove

Boat launching. Manatee viewiing.

Small boat launch to an active rookery island.

Rookery Island Launch Area

A short paddle to one of the most active rookeries.

Manatees are often here in warm weather

Manatee Overlook

Frequently see manatees, especially in the warm seasons.

Site of historic African American school house..

Clifton Schoolhouse Marker

African Americans early on wanted an excellent education for their children.

Explore the pine flatwoods ecosystem

Pine Flatwoods Trail

A 1 mile loop hike through the pine flatwoods ecosystem

Old indian midden and settler houses.

Seminole Rest Park

Historic Native American Mound, Pioneer houses, wheelchair access. Gift shop.

Trail head for the Great Florida Birding Trail

Great Florida Birding Trail

The refuge is a gateway to the Great Florida Birding Trail.
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Your family challenge is to visit all of them!

While you are there, take the time to walk about the park. Point out the different trees, birds and animals you see. Share your knowledge and enjoyment with your children. Perhaps have a picnic. The relationship with the outdoors they develop now will enrich their lives forever! If you want to learn more about the outdoors, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore and the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary have excellent programs regularly. Info:

On all outdoor adventure please bring along water, sunscreen, insect repellent; and, it's a good idea to have a small first aid kit in the car.

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