Hiking through South Florida is a treat that grants wildlife animal sightings, treks through wild and nearly untouched land, and beautiful landscapes. Residents and members at Harbour Ridge are lucky enough to have this all in their backyards. If you’re looking for the newest place to try out your hiking shoes, try one of these parks and trails.
South Fork Trail at Halpatiokee Regional Park
As the largest park in Martin County, it hosts over 65 acres of land. Here you can hike miles of landscapes from pine flat woods to scrub. When you’re hiking, you’ll also come in contact with the south fork of the St. Lucie River on occasion. The views are beautiful.
This gorgeous, expansive park offers everything from boardwalk trails alongside the waterfront to winding paths that take you throughout the park. Along the way, take younger children to the Children’s Museum, or see if you can’t get a glimpse of the Tuckahoe Mansion.
Poppleton Creek Dog Park Trails
What’s more fun than running through miles of trails, viewing endangered ecosystems, and coming face to face with animals unique to the area? Doing all that with your dog! Aside from the hiking trails that take you through wetlands, scrub Flatwoods, and sand pine scrub, there’s a dog park that hosts separate areas for both big breeds and small breeds and a dog washing station.
Veterans Memorial Bridge
Okay, so it’s not technically a trail, but it does have the supreme views and exercise value that these other trails do. Walk it in the morning to watch the sunrise over the water and make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as ospreys and hawks! Run it later in the afternoon for a workout that will really put you in a sweat!
If you’re looking for hiking trails that highlight Florida’s nature and wild beauty, there aren’t any better than the ones at Harbour Ridge. The miles of trails cut through the neighborhood, making them perfect both for an evening walk with friends or an early morning run. Having received the Outstanding Florida Community Award from Audubon International, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of all kinds of wildlife, ranging from bald eagles to river otters. Your hiking doesn’t have to stay on the land-the community’s location by the St. Lucie River means that you can explore twisted mangrove paths and river trails by kayak.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire course. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.
Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers. Learn more about our community by downloaded the Harbour Ridge Brochure, here.