The Cross Volusia Trail will one day link the east and west sides of Volusia County, stretching 20 miles from Lake Beresford to the coastal city of New Smyrna Beach. Currently, it runs through the heart of DeLand in four discrete segments, offering more than 5 miles of paved pathway.
The northernmost segment parallels Michigan Avenue east along the Stetson University campus, Florida's oldest private college. At N. Amelia Avenue, it takes a turn south and ends shortly thereafter next to the Volusia County Courthouse off E. New York Avenue.
Further south, you can pick up the trail at the southeast corner of Earl Brown Park. The park has a small duck pond and offers picnic areas, restrooms, a skatepark and playground. The trail travels south through urban and commercial areas until it reaches E. Taylor Road, where it turns east and becomes more scenic and wooded.
The next segment follows Orange Camp Road for its entire length through upscale neighborhoods, ending just north of Victoria Medical Park, a state-of-the-art healthcare facility. Across from the building, you can find a few places to eat and shop at the Victoria Park Village Center.
The southernmost segment begins at the northwest corner of Blake Park, just south of Lake Helen. On its way east, the trail passes Lake Harlan and ends at S. Prevatt Avenue.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking can be found on the Stetson University campus, at Earl Brown Park (750 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand) and at Blake Park (493 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen).