While staying at Jetty Park over the last few days, we took the opportunity to go hiking at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. The Enchanted Forest is located in Titusville, which is in Brevard County. From our campground, it was about a 30 minute drive there, and it was well worth it.
Enchanted Forest, which is free, has a nature center, as well as four miles of hiking trails. The trails are well marked and there is a map to help you keep track of where you have been and where you are going. We hiked around 3-miles of the trails there. It was beautiful! We really loved it there. We saw three armadillos, a skink, birds, gopher tortoise, butterflies, and more. The trails are beautiful! We loved the area where the river runs through and the cocquina wall is exposed. This is a great place to hike, as well as learn about some history. Once we were done hiking, we checked out the nature center, which was nice. The place also has a butterfly garden, free nature classes and events, and a library.
The trails, while nicely defined and marked, are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Some areas are shaded and others are in full sun. There are several overlook areas, where you can look down to the river. They are on the Coquina Trail and the Echanted Forest Crossing trail. It's nice how they have several trails and you an pick and choose which route you would like to take and determine how long you want to hike.
Both kids really enjoyed Enchanted Forest. In fact, when we left, my son said he loved it and rated it a 10 out of 10. That makes me happy!
Two thumbs up for Enchanted Forest. It's a great place to go take a family hike!