10 Ways To Enjoy The St. John’s River

Posted on: January 9, 2018

In Florida, almost every day is a perfect day to enjoy the water! Families near Jacksonville are lucky enough to be near the St. John’s River, a source of beauty and entertainment for everyone. As one of the longest rivers in Florida, it’s a natural historical site that has been a cherished destination for generations. Here’s a look at 10 ways families in RiverTown are enjoying the river every day!

  1. Sunset Hikes
    Evening walks along the riverfront boardwalk at RiverTown are a popular gathering place to see the fiery sunset across the shimmering water. Mother Nature really knows how to put on a show!
  2. Watersports
    There’s nothing more fun than gliding across the water on skis or an inflatable tube behind the family boat. Nearby marinas provide easy access, and it’s even more fun when you bring your friends along.
  3. Kayaking
    Kayaking is a great way to get up close and personal with the coastal habitat of the region. Meandering manatees, wading birds, majestic cypress and oak trees lining the shore – it’s a serene place to relax and unwind at the end of busy week. The kayak launch at the new River Club makes it convenient too.
  4. Rocking the River
    The new riverside amphitheater at RiverTown is an extraordinary setting to music and dancing with friends and neighbors in a picturesque riverside setting. Let your hair down and rock the night away as the stars appear over the horizon.
  5. Fishing
    The St. John’s River is a top-notch fishery and a scenic getaway for any angler. From trophy bass and abundant crappie to redfish, flounder, snook, and tarpon—both sport fishers and fly rod enthusiasts will feel right at home.
  6. Riverside Meditation & Yoga
    The infinity edge pool, pirate playground and poolside dining are instant family favorites at RiverTown’s new River Club. But that’s not all it has to offer — for those looking a peaceful setting to refocus their energy, the majestic cypress draped community dock and boardwalk create the perfect place for impromptu yoga or meditation.
  7. Take an Eco-Tour!
    Looking for an activity the entire family can enjoy? St. John’s River Eco Tours are a great way to sightsee along the river. The experience of a nature guide will point out those hidden treasures you might not see on your own.
  8. Go Birding
    If you’re into bird watching, the place to be is the St. John’s River. It’s teeming with wading birds during the day and thousands of birds return to their nest by evening. The St. John’s Audubon Society is an excellent resource to explore as well, offering information, resources, and opportunities to learn about and get closer to these magnificent creatures.
  9. Experience Local Living History
    A variety of people have lived on or near the St. John’s River, including Paleo-indians, Archaic people, Timucua, Mocama, and French and Spanish settlers. It has been the subject of William Bartram’s journals, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ books, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s letters home. Looking for a good read? Check them out! The Jacksonville Historical Society has all kinds of events and programs relating to these characters and more who filled up Duval County’s history!
  10. Enjoy the peace and quiet
    St. John’s River has plenty of it! It’s easy to enjoy this spectacular natural setting when you live at RiverTown. Walk, bike or jog to the River’s edge and soak it all in – yes, we really do call this home.

To learn more about how you can make the move to the First Coast’s New Hometown, visit New homes by Mattamy Homes start in the $200s and go up to over $1 Million. Residents enjoy a robust amenities campus including the River House fitness and swim center, as well as the soon to be unveiled RiverClub at the water’s edge. Six designer decorated models are open daily to tour. For directions, click here. Come see why

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