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Are you planning to travel to Daytona Beach? Do you wonder what there is to do in the area (beyond the beach, of course)? Then you have come to the right place! Daytona Beach Bound is a blog dedicated to all things Daytona Beach! It's written with the visitor in mind, but it's written by someone who lives there, giving you the full tourist scoop! Find out what to do in Daytona Beach, where to stay in Daytona Beach, and where to play. When visiting Daytona Beach you can get the information here that you you need to plan and enjoy your trip!

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The Cabbage Patch - Ultimate Biker Bar in Daytona Beach Area

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If you are visiting the Daytona Beach area and you are a biker you will not want to miss a stop by the Cabbage Patch. Located a just past the suburban homes in the more rural around of the county, this bar has become iconic over the years for all things bikers. And as more bikers catch on, the activities and offerings at this biker bar continue to grow and expand. Whether you just take a drive by to see it, snap a few photos, or stop in for a drink, you will want to add this biker bar to your list of places to check out.

All year long you will find people checking out the Cabbage Patch. The weekends that are quieter still have plenty of bikers that stop by. During weeks like Bike Week and Biketoberfest, the place is an amazing party stop for bikers and those who want to check out the bikers. During buisier weeks there are hundreds of bikers there and at times there are even police controlling traffic. It gets that busy at this little place!

During Bike Week you will find that the Cabbage Patch offers a wide variety of activities, including coleslaw wrestling (bikini-clad women wrestling in coleslaw, anyone?), entertainers, classic car and truck shows, food, and much more. It gets so busy during these times that they bring in and set up a slew of porta-potties, and they have an adjacent campground, called Cackleberry's Campground, that gets packed with people staying in tents and RV's. One of the cool things about the Cabbage Patch is to see the chickens and roosters that freely walk around the grounds.

The Cabbage Patch may be a small bar, where the walls adorn the graffiti of the many people who have stopped by, but it's the type of place you can't help but to find interesting. Even those who don't plan to stop in can't help but to take the scenery in as they drive by or stop at the four-corner stop right out front. The Cabbage Patch seems like a rural biker hangout that you'd see featured in a movie, but it's for real and it's something people who live locally and from around the country love. It's a little hole in the wall that is a biker haven, biker hangout, and all around cool place to check out. It's the ultimate biker bar in the Daytona Beach area!

Sadly, the owner of the Cabbage Patch bar was killed in an accident in 2017. He may be gone, but his Cabbage Patch legacy lives on. Bikers and those who appreciate them will want to check out the Cabbage Patch when they visit the Daytona Beach area. It's located at 549 Tomoka Farms Rd in Samsula (just over the Port Orange city line). It's about a 15-20 drive from Daytona Beach, but well worth the drive. Check out the Cabbage Patch site here to see their event lineup, hours, and more.




Trail Running in the Daytona Beach Area

Trail runs are the best! They give you a peaceful way to spend time in nature, exercise, and enjoy a run. If you will be visiting the Daytona Beach area, you may want to do a trail run. When you head out for a trail run, be sure to have water with you, and let someone know where you are headed to. Trail runs, for those who are new to the adventure, are runs that are done on non-paved trails. They are typically through the woods or on hiking trails, which means you have to be mindful of your running, or you could easily trip on tree roots, or get scraped by branches. It's a lot of fun, invigorating, and will keep you mindful of your surroundings.

Here are some places to go trail running in the Daytona Beach area:

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Bulow Creek State Park

 

Bulow Creek State Park

Located at 3351 Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach, this state park offers some great hiking trails that can be used for trail running. The park entrance is free and while you are there you can see the Fairchild Oak, which is a huge oak tree that is over 400 years old. There is a small parking lot, restrooms, picnic tables, and several trail options. This is a great place to do a trail run. In fact, the Bulow Woods Trail Run is held there every December. See the park map and get more info here.

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Tiger Bay State Forest

 

Tiger Bay State Forest

Located at 4316 W. International Speedway Drive in Daytona Beach, this forest offers some trails you can run on. The Buncombe Trail is a nice 2 mile loop. There is a $2 fee per person to use it (there's a drop box for the payment). You can also run on the service roads that go through the woods. There's no fee for running on the service roads. See the trail map here.

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Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

 

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Located at 1755 Martin Dairy Road in Port Orange, the trails here are worth 15-20 minute drive from Daytona Beach. The multi-use trails are open to hiking, mountain biking, and running, so keep an eye open for bikers who may be coming through. The trails are nice and lead back to a bluff overlook.From the trail head at the parking lot, there are two options. If you take the trail to the left you will wind through the woods, and there is a bailout. If you take the trail to the right, which is for "Oxbow Overlook" you will run back to the scenic bluff overlook. That trail round trip is 2.5 miles. Get more info here.

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Longleaf Pine Preserve

 

Longleaf Pine Preserve

Located at 4551 Pioneer Trail in New Smyrna Beach, this is a great forest to take a trail run in. This is the east entrance, where the blue trail begins. The trail is 10 miles and meets up with another trail, so you will need to determine how far you want to run, and then turn around and head back. There is a lot of beautiful longleaf pine forest and plenty of wildlife. Much of the trails are more like service roads, so they are wide and clear, yet still unpaved.

If you are a runner who is visiting the Daytona Beach area, you may want to take in a trail run or two. These places give you some options to choose from. Each place offers unpaved trails that go through the woods.  You will finish your trail run feeling fabulous, not only from your run, but from soaking up some of nature's goof vibes!