My husband and I went hiking (and out to lunch) on my 48th birthday last week. We decided to take a hike the trails at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area, located in Geneva, which is in Seminole County.
The trail head was easy to locate. There's a small parking area and the hiking trail begins right at the parking lot. The are a few trails that you can hike at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area. The main hiking trail, the red trail, is a loop course. The red trail is 3.2 miles and goes in a loop. Off of that loop, you can take shorter trails if you'd like to. You could choose to just do the red loop trail for the 3.2 miles, or you can do one or all of the smaller trails that are off of it. We did the red trail and we added on the orange tail, which is an additional 3.4 miles. I highly recommend adding the orange trail to your hike here.
The red trail takes you through pine flatwoods and scrub habitat. It provides some really nice views. The orange trail takes you down past a large wetland area, which is really beautiful! Total, my GPS showed that we hiked around 3.5 miles by doing the red and orange trails. The trails are clear, well cared for, and they are well marked with metal arrows that show which way to go for the trail. This is a really nice hike and it's not far from Volusia County. What a great way to spend my birthday morning!
Lake Proctor Wilderness Area is located at 920 SR 46 in Geneva.