99 Days of Summer in New Smyrna Beach – Check Out The View From Turtle Mound

Day 79: Check Out The View From Turtle Mound

Historic Turtle Mound Sign in The Canaveral National Seashore - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Turtle Mound is the area where the earliest inhabitants of New Smyrna Beach (the Timacuan Indians) piled up empty oyster shells and refuse. The mound was once 75 feet high and was given the name Turtle Mound because the pile resembled the shape of a turtle. Today archaeologists are studying the site and it’s open to visitors who can climb to the top and see some of the most beautiful views of New Smyrna and the Mosquito Lagoon.

View from the Top of Turle Mound in The Canaveral National Seashore - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Have you been to Turtle Mound?

We’re celebrating summer in New Smyrna Beach and sharing our beach tips, favorite places to go, things to do, stuff you need for your beach house and fabulous food to eat. Check out our other summertime posts on our 99 Days of Summer in New Smyrna Beach Page.

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