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Endless Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Opportunities at Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

3/15/18 4:52 PM


The birds are chirping, bees buzzing, and the grass is green... spring is so close we can feel it! In lieu of defrosting or shoveling away snow, Nocatee residents are heading outside to enjoy Florida's year-round sunshine and longer days. Opportunities for outdoor recreation and fitness are plentiful at the master-planned community.

 

pexels-photo-347134.jpgHere, families enjoy the very best of Northeast Florida. Naturally, outdoor fitness is a huge part of the active and vibrant Nocatee Lifestyle.

 

Run, Walk, Bike 

The Nocatee Greenway consists of more than 5,000 acres of connected parks, protected wildlife corridors, and wetlands preserves. Nocatee’s extensive Greenway Trailsoffers residents the chance to enjoy the natural landscape and observe nature. Along the trails, marked overlooks provide resting spots with beautiful vistas as the wind through extraordinary scenery in this natural paradise. These multi-use paths are designed for biking, walking, running or EV's (electric-vehicles). Runners that want to track their mileage reference Nocatee's Fitness Trails Map. Mapped routes range from 1 mile to 6.4 miles. Residents of almost all Nocatee neighborhoods can use the trails to get to Splash Waterpark, Nocatee Town Center and the Nocatee Community Park. To learn more about a recent trail expansion, click HERE

 

Not far from these paved trails is the 2,400 acre Nocatee Preserve that stretches 3.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway. Those looking for a more "off-road" trail running or riding experience have an 8 mile trail to explore in and around these preserved lands.


Aerobic Exercise

Swim and Net Sports

Another way residents enjoy the water and escape the Florida heat is with the Nocatee Swim Club. The Swim Club is a top-notch junior Olympic swim competition facility. The heated, eight-lane pool includes shaded bleachers, restrooms, and an event lawn. The Nocatee Blue Tide, the community's youth swim team, is based out of the Nocatee Swim Club.

 

Adjacent to the Nocatee Swim Club is the Swim Club Green, four half-court basketball courts, four regulation-sized pickle ball courts, and a sand volleyball court. Many of Nocatee's resident-led clubs and interest groups gather at these amenities.

 

Watersports

The Nocatee Kayak & Paddle Sports Launch is another one of the community's "built by nature" amenities, perfect for residents craving adventure! The launch is located at the base of the Nocatee Parkway, on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway. On-site parking makes it convenient for residents and locals alike to easily launch their kayaks, stand-up paddle boards,and canoes (any non-motorized paddle sports equipment). 

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The newest outdoor recreational amenity is the Nocatee Landing. Here, outdoor enthusiasts will soon be able to launch non-motorized water vehicles and explore the local waterways. It will also feature an open-air pavilion with stunning views of the scenic Tolomato River, ample parking and restrooms. Located just north of the new Crosswater collection of neighborhoods, the Nocatee Landing is expected to open Summer 2018. 

 


To learn more about outdoor fitness and recreation at the master-planned community, visit the Nocatee Welcome Center, or download the mobile app. 

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Topics: Nocatee Greenway Trails, Biking Nocatee, Intracoastal Waterway Kayak Launch, Water Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Nocatee Swim Club, Nocatee Landing, Intracoastal Waterway