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Enjoy Nature in Ponte Vedra FL

When you purchase one of our custom homes in Ponte Vedra FL, you’ll have a wealth of outdoor options to enjoy. Located on the scenic A1A, Ponte Vedra seamlessly blends laid-back luxury with natural beauty, just as we aim to do with our homes. Spend the day on the stunning white sand beaches, go golfing, take up bird watching, go kayaking, hiking, biking, or just enjoy the scenery at some of the outdoor seating at local restaurants. There’s always something to enjoy outdoors.

The GTM Research Reserve helps locals and visitors alike learn how to be more sustainable and friendly to the flora and fauna that make up this part of Florida. From the ocean to the forests, you’ll find incredible animal and plant diversity surrounding you and there are plenty of ways to take it all in without doing damage to their vital environment. The visitor’s center offers eco tours, interpretive exhibits, aquariums, laboratories and hands-on opportunities for visitors of all ages. Plus there are opportunities for biking and hiking along nine miles of nature trails, not to mention fishing, birding, kayaking, and SUP boarding in the marshes and estuaries.

Birders will love seeing some of the spectacular species in Florida. The Nocatee Preserve is of particular interest to residents of the Nocatee planned community, where Glenn Layton Homes builds some of its custom homes. Residents essentially have this slice of natural beauty practically in your backyard. Nocatee offers birders a sample of the natural “Old Florida” setting. Nature trails, wide boardwalks, and even the Intracoastal Waterway help you take in all of the natural beauty and wildlife.

For those who enjoy nothing better than fishing, whether on the Intracoastal Waterway or right from the surf, there are plenty of options in Ponte Vedra. Among the fish often caught are flounder, trout, redfish, whiting, pompano, and additional fish that are both fun and delicious. Plus, there are specialty restaurants where you can take your catch to be cleaned and cooked for you!

If you like to stretch your legs with a nice hike – long or short – the Nocatee Preserve is there for you again. The unpaved trail at Nocatee stretches along the Tolomato River. This seven-mile out-and-back trail is suitable for all skill levels, and has options for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding.  The forest setting also provides some shade, as well as a beautiful soundtrack to your visit from the various songbirds.

Finally, for all of the golfers that Florida attracts, it will come as no surprise that there’s plenty of top-quality golf to be enjoyed in Ponte Vedra. The seaside resorts feature some of the world-class courses, including TPC Sawgrass, home to THE PLAYERS Championship that takes place on the Stadium Course. This famous course includes the iconic island green 17th hole. There are plenty of other courses throughout the area, but the most recent is The Yards, originally designed by Arnold Palmer. It includes his classic nine Front Yard with amazing par-threes from the new Backyard to create the first and only 12-hole course for those days when you want to get in some other outdoor activities.

These are just some of the outdoor attractions that make living in Ponte Vedra so appealing and why so many people turn to Glenn Layton Homes to build their custom homes in Ponte Vedra FL especially at River Landing. This private community allows residents to enjoy the best of the region’s natural beauty, featuring lots on the wetland preserve and Intracoastal Waterway. There will also be a private community park and community boat dock. To learn more about River Landing, be sure to contact us today.

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