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Ponce Preserve

The scenic and historic hiking trails at this 41 acre nature preserve stretch from the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitors to Ponce Preserve in Ponce Inlet, Florida can trek through nature trails and boardwalks along Florida’s beautiful Atlantic coast. Ponce Preserve’s hiking trails traverse an ancient shell midden called the “Green Mound”.  This historic site was once home to a Timucuan Native American village. Today visitors can explore the archaeological site and see trees believed to be over 350 years old. An observation tower in the middle of the preserve gives an awesome birds-eye-view of the Green Mound and surrounding area.

Ponce Preserve also includes a lengthy boardwalk that stretches out and over the Halifax River and provides access to multiple canoe and kayak launch areas. Additionally visitors will find a pristine, undeveloped beach. In total there are more than two miles of trails and boardwalk to explore.

In addition to the incredible opportunities to explore nature Ponce Preserve also has a playground and picnic facilities available. Ponce Preserve is located just south of Daytona Beach, Florida – just over an hour drive from the Orlando area. Ponce Preserve is free to visit and open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Nearby you can find Florida’s tallest lighthouse – the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. You can use our Interactive Map to find more things to see and do near Orlando.

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Ponce Preserve

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