Top 5 Leisurely Activities Near The Islands Community

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Located on the beautiful Manatee River, The Islands community offers a host of leisure activities to fill your time. From boating to biking and golfing, you’re sure to find leisurely activities to fill your time when you live at The Islands! Some of the most popular leisure activities can be found right at your doorstep, and Sarasota and Tampa are nearby with their own cultural activities, restaurants, and more.

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Bike Trails 
The bike trails in Manatee and Sarasota counties have fabulous views and up-close encounters of local wildlife. With hundreds of miles of trails to explore, you’ll never get bored. The landscape is mostly flat, making even long rides enjoyable and leisurely. You’ll find plenty of picnic stops along the way. Some trails to check out are the Legacy Trail in Sarasota, Robinson's Preserve in Bradenton, and the Fort Desoto Island Park Trail.

Bird Watching 
The west coast of Florida is home to many wildlife species, and the area around The Islands community is perfect for bird watching. With swamps, wetlands, rivers, and forests, the variety is unbeatable. Wandering along the many nature trails, you can see birds such as wood ducks, herons, hawks, osprey, kites, and more.

Boating on the Manatee River 
With a private dock, your new home at The Islands is a perfect launching spot for a day of boating down the Manatee River. Boats, kayaks, and paddleboards abound for exploring the river, or heading out to the Gulf of Mexico for sport-fishing.

siestabeach-1There are so many beaches in the area, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose a favorite. From Siesta Key Beach with its pristine white quartz sand to the quieter Nokomis Beach, there is a beach to suit every mood and activity. Many of the beaches lead to hiking and biking trails, and there are countless restaurants to enjoy.

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club 
When you purchase a home at The Islands, you’ll be invited to join the River Wilderness Golf and Country Club. Sporting a professionally-designed championship golf course, tennis courts, a junior Olympic sized swimming pool, and fitness club, you will have access to a full range of leisure activities. Golf, fitness, dining, and social memberships are available ensuring there is a membership right for everyone.

Moving to The Islands will introduce you to a whole new way of life. With so many leisure activities and things to explore, you’ll wonder why you didn’t move sooner. You can enjoy biking, boating, fishing, golfing and more, all right in your backyard!

Contact us today to find out how you can start the best years of your life at The Islands.

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