Deland – Regional Library
6K/11K Walk
Event Y0440


SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Make a Wish – Water Fountains, Take a Walk in a City Park, Walk the USA – Street by Street, Walking the USA A-Z (D). Continues through December 2018 for all current participants ONLY: Amphitheatres, Food For Thought.
 

START/FINISH:  DeLand Regional Library
130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand, FL 32724

TIMES:  Sun: 1PM – 5PM ● Mon – Thurs 9:30AM – 7:30PM ● Fri and Sat 9:30AM – 5PM

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Rated 1A moderately easy; mostly sidewalks, some dirt paths and grass. Some difficulties for strollers and wheelchairs.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Beautiful murals, Athens Theater, the gingerbread house. DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum in Bill Dreggors Park, and the DeLand Museum of Art highlight this charming town.

HISTORY: The stately oaks are the result of the interests and endeavors of Henry DeLand who founded the city in 1876. In 1883 he established DeLand Academy, Florida’s first private college. When Henry DeLand lost most of his personal fortune because two consecutive freezes destroyed most of the citrus groves, he entrusted the academy to friend and one of the institutions trustees John B Stetson. Now known as Stetson University the institute was renamed after the hat magnate in 1889.

DIRECTIONS: From I-4, Take Exit 118 to 44 West 4.3 miles to traffic signal at Amelia Ave. Turn Left onto Amelia, drive one block to Howry Ave. Turn Right on Howry, continue two blocks to Library on your Left. Ask for Walk Box at the Reference Desk upstairs, on the second level.

DISCLAIMER: The sponsors are not liable for accidents, theft, and/or material damage. Every effort will be made by the sponsors to make this a safe, enjoyable, and memorable event.

POINT OF CONTACT:  Pat Burke (386) 747-2597 E-Mail: gloriajpratt@gmail.com

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Wander Links:

DeLand Chamber of Commerce   
History of DeLand  

Stetson University

Stetson University

Mural On Walking Route

Mural On Walking Route

Gingerbread Style House

Gingerbread Style House

Stetson Mansion

Stetson Mansion