*[The Mims and Scottsmoor areas are located in the northernmost sections of Brevard County. The towns are two of the Space Coast's most rural communities. Farmhouses and ranches are abundant throughout the area creating a rustic and peaceful lifestyle. Country life is on tap whether it’s in a gated subdivision surrounded by the swaying Florida pines and oak trees, a home nestled on acreage within walking distance to your own barn and garden or a modest home or condominium in a suburban community. These quaint towns have it all!
The Holland Family Farm is an exceptional farm in the Mims area where the entire family can pick their own wholesome, locally grown blueberries and blackberries. If it’s strawberries you crave, head on over to Sleds U Pick Strawberries. Be sure to check the crop availability before visiting to see which fruit and/or vegetables]* are in season. Strawberries season usually runs from December – April, while blueberry season usually runs from April – June. Don’t forget to check out the countless fairs and fruit festivals around the state.
Who knew you could find a piece of Australia in Mims? Walkabout Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole championship Golf Course, designed by renowned third generation golf course architects Perry Dye and LPGA Champ Jan Stephenson features a bonus 19th green par 3 shaped like the continent of Australia. The bucolic, rolling fairways lie alongside the calming lakes and native wildlife ranking this course among one of the Space Coast’s most spectacular. The clubhouse has a Grand Ball room for private events and fine dining at Key West style, Andrei’s.
Catch the largemouth bass that has eluded you in the past or one of the various species of Florida’s freshwater fish. Enjoy some shoreline fishing or access the St Johns River from the Hatbill Park boat ramp or from the community park located in the Six Mile Creek Wildlife Refuge with access to the river six miles southwest through Little Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Loughman Lake and Clark Lake. Discover the beauty of the swamps, ecosystems and history of the surrounding waterways of the St Johns River on an exciting Loughman Lake Airboat Ride. Complete your adventurous day relaxing on the waterfront deck at the Loughman Lake Lodge restaurant. Try some gator tail, frog legs, southern fried catfish and more at this full service, family friendly restaurant overlooking the St Johns River.
Picnic, fish along the banks or put your boat in the Indian River Lagoon at the Scottsmoor Boat Landing. Also part of the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail, the boat ramp accommodates boats up to 18’ and is open 24 hours a day.
Community parks are places where families come together to play and socialize. In Mims, Holder Park is home to the Mims Little League. Facilities include youth baseball fields, batting cage, basketball court, playground and a pavilion with grills. The neighborhood park, Parrish Park at Scottsmoor, amenities includes a pavilion, picnic area, playground and softball field. Landscaped with palms and hardwood trees, it’s a perfect location for family gatherings or parties. Take a drive out west of Mims and consider volunteering or adopting a wild mustang or burro for your farm from the Wild Horse Rescue Center. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the welfare, rescue and preservation of America’s wild horses – the Mustangs. A perfect meeting place for community organizations, The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center offers programs to include visual, literary and performing arts, museum and outreach exhibits. Take a stroll along the Walk of Freedom pathway, among the oak trees enjoying the reflecting pools and fountain. The park is ideal for concerts, games, and other outdoor activities.
RVer’s and campers are always welcome! The Titusville/Kennedy Space Center KOA Campground is open year round featuring air-conditioned camping cabins, deluxe grassy sites, heated pool, playground, pavilion, recreation room with pool table and clubhouse. The Crystal Lake RV Park is within 30 minutes of Daytona and Cocoa Beach and less than an hour away from Orlando International Airport, Disney, Universal and Sea World theme parks. Locals and visitors frequent the Buck Lake Conservation Area for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, fishing and primitive camping. The area includes 9,606 acres of natural woodlands and wetlands. Along the many trails you may encounter scrub jays, gopher tortoise, bald eagles, otter, deer, woodpeckers, owls, bobcats, alligators, turkey, herons, egrets and fox.