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These sites all have improved biking and walking surfaces for either ease of walking, wheelchair use, provide access to otherwise inaccessible habitats, or to protect sensitive environments and vegetation.
Fred Poppe Regional Park
1951 Malabar Road NW, Palm Bay
FROM I-95 Exit-173 take SR-514-Malabar Road west 6 miles and turn right into the park road.
Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark, except for scheduled use.
Four lakes for fishing, viewing wildlife, some pine flatwood forest on property. Sightings include deer, turkey, alligator, snake, duck, sandhill crane, owl, migratory songbirds, and others.
Facilities include athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, restrooms, picnic area, playground, pavilion with 3 grills, bicycle/walking trail and fishing deck.
Park Map
GPS N 28 00.455 W 80 43.987
Google Satellite Image

Boundary Canal Trail and Sand Hill Trail
Palm Bay / Malabar
The Boundary Canal Trail can be accessed from the bikepath along Port Malabar Blvd east of the Turkey Creek Sanctuary If arriving by car, park at Turkey Creek Sanctuary, ride east on Port Malabar Blvd. about .6 miles. When you cross a small bridge over Turkey Creek the next right turn will be Briar Creek Road. Just past Briar creek road look for the entrance to the trail on the right. The path starts south along a canal then follows the canal as it turns to the east and allows MTB access to the Cameron Preserve and the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary on the south side. At the eastern end of the trail it connects to the Sand Hill Trail heading south along the Malabar Sanctuary to Malabar Road. Eventually it will connect to the South Brevard Linear trail (proposed) and the Jordan Scrub Sanctuary.
Biking, jogging, rollerblading, hiking, equestrian use and mountain biking are all accommodated by the Boundary Canal Trail.
Malabar / Palm Bay Trails Map (Boundary Canal trail in Green)
GPS for Parking at Turkey Creek Sanctuary N 28 01.016 W 80 36.289
Turkey Creek Entrance Google Satellite Image
GPS Malabar Entrance to Boundary Canal Trail N 28 00.917 W 80 35.625
Boundary Canal Trail Entrance Google Satellite Image

State Road A1A Trail
A forty mile long multi-use, paved path along A1A from Indialantic past Sebastian Inlet to Vero Beach. Access both several beachside spots as well as those along the lagoon. Note: There is no path across the bridge at Sebastian Inlet. Provides access to all of the hiking locations listed on Space Coast Outdoors Wilderness Hikes South (scroll down to beachside).
Sebastain Inlet State Park
One of Florida's most popular state parks, Sebastain Inlet is a mecca for snook fishing and is easily located on Highway A1A about 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. When you see the big bridge, you are there. Sebastain Inlet State Park has something for just about everyone. There are hiking trails, paved multiuse trails along the shoreline of the inlet, mountain bike trails, good snorkeling, diving, great fishing, kayaking, boating, two museums, and a great sand bottom shallow swimming and wading lagoon. Don snorkeling gear and swim along the rocks separating the wading lagoon and the inlet and you will see snapper, sheepshead, and many other small fish species. More experienced snorkelers and divers can find good areas along the rock walls of the inlet itself. (More info on Space Coast Outdoors Snorkeling page.) A boat ramp can be found on the south side on the lagoon. There are two museums on site. The McLarty Treasure Museum tells the story about the Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715, that wrecked along the Florida southeast coast in that year. The El Capitan was the northernmost shipwreck of the 11 ship fleet that was driven ashore by a massive hurricane in July of 1715 and broke apart on the shallow reefs within a mile of the south jetty. All 11 ships were lost and over 1,000 sailers died. The museum is on the site of the survivors of the El Capitan campground. The Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area's fishing industry.
Map of Sebastain Inlet State Park
GPS N 27 51.683 W 80 26.931
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