The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It is one of several “themed” coasts around Florida. All NASA-launched crewed spaceflights have departed from either KSC or Cape Canaveral. The Space Force Station has also launched unmanned military and civilian rockets. Cities in the area include Port St. John, Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay, and Viera. Most of the area lies within Brevard County. It is bounded on the south by the Treasure Coast, on the west and north by Central Florida, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. One reason rockets are launched from the Space Coast has to do with the Earth’s rotation.
The Florida Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) was conceived as an ambitious effort to create a continuous paved multi-use path across the state from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, the first state trail of its kind in the United States. It will span approximately 250 miles and is currently more than 80 percent complete. The trail will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville along its entire length, allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle or foot. This corridor includes most of the 51-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail, the longest single rail-trail corridor ever acquired by the Office of Greenways and Trails. The trail links all or part of several existing multi-use trails and will be managed by a broad range of communities and agencies.
Spanning 50 linear miles across southern Volusia County, the East Central Regional Rail Trail also makes up a portion of several major Florida bike trails.
This trail includes two pedestrian bridges and three segments of the East Central Regional Rail Trail, which stretches 52 miles from Deltona to Edgewater, including a 10-mile leg to Titusville. The showcase trail is 12 feet wide and paved, making it accessible to walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and people with disabilities.
Pedestrian bridge over State Road 415 in Osteen
Pedestrian bridge over State Road 442 in Edgewater
5.7 miles from Green Springs Park in Deltona to State Road 415 in Osteen
3.7 miles from Rotary Park to the pedestrian overpass on State Road 442 in Edgewater
3 miles from the pedestrian bridge over State Road 415 to Guise Road in Osteen
Residents and visitors can access the Deltona trailhead at Green Springs Park.
When complete, the Spring-to-Spring Trail will stretch 26 miles from Gemini Springs Park to DeLeon Springs State Park. It is designed to accommodate walkers, joggers, inline skaters, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. To date, Volusia County has completed several segments of the trail totaling nearly 15 miles.
Five trailheads have been built for your convenience at DeBary Hall Historic Site, Gemini Springs Park, Lake Monroe Park, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park, and along Grand Avenue in Glenwood