Boardman Pond Observation Platform Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ormond Beach, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Ormond Beach, FL: Travel approximately 5 miles north along Old Dixie Highway to reach the southern entrance. Continue past the main entrance several miles, turning right onto Walter Boardman Lane. Go about 0.25 mile to the small parking lot. Hike-in required.
This is a section of the Bulow Hiking Trail and a spur to the west. It is reached from a trail head on Boardman Road. The spur takes you to a platform overlook of a with many birds. This year the is very low due to the drought so the birds are quite a distance away. The platform has no shade, carry sun screen. It is a pleasant hike and easy even for beginners.