Mosquito Lagoon Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Mosquito Lagoon is a long lagoon stretching parallel to the Atlantic shore for 30 miles from New Smyrna Beach in the north to the Kennedy Space Center in the south. It connects to the Indian River near the south end via the Haulover Canal near
Titusville. For at least 10,000 years before European arrival, the area was inhabited by Timucuan Indians who built numerous large mounds from the shells of oysters and clams harvested in the lagoon.
While early settlers also harvested shellfish, fished, and
hunted here, later there were some large sugar plantations and more recently, in the early 1900s, orange groves. Orange Island was the site of one of the most prominent orange groves, with another on Shipyard Island. Shipyard Island was a Confederate shipbuilding site during the Civil War. This route explores part of the Canaveral National Seashore Park."