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Outdoor Fun in and Around Ormond Beach

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:15AM

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Central Florida has always been a popular destination for hometown tourists, cross-country visitors, and locals alike. Still, there’s more to this region than theme parks and big city attractions.

For example, Ormond Beach is quickly becoming the go-to destination for folks from all walks of life. That’s partly because this area caters to diverse interests and offers a wealth of exciting experiences all year round. Create an unforgettable vacation (or staycation) with these ideas:

Soak Up the Sun

Known as the “Birthplace of Speed,” Ormond Beach was the site of the first vehicle races that led to the establishment of NASCAR. Though beach racing has been tabled, it’s still possible to drive on the sand for a fun, full-day outdoor experience.

According to Weather Channel meteorologists, Ormond Beach sees more than 225 cloudless days per year, making it the ideal spot to catch some serious rays. In addition, the Halifax River provides many relaxation opportunities, including boating, fishing, or just marveling at the pristine and glistening water.

Take a Hike

The region’s many state and local parks are also popular areas for nature walks. On these trails, it’s common to spot a variety of wildlife (such as alligators, turtles, and small bunnies) and local vegetation. Some areas also feature sitting areas, where you can take a rest and truly appreciate the natural surroundings.

Also, many parks border the water. While swimming is not advised, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy other activities such as kayaking or canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, and more. Following your exercise, take a snack break at the picnic areas featured in many of the state and local parks.

Experience Family Camping

Many people avoid camping during the summer for fear of storms, insects, and other considerations. In response, more campsites now offer structurally-covered options where you and your family can remain sheltered from the elements, while still enjoying the great outdoors.

For example, today’s established campgrounds in and near Ormond Beach feature such amenities as heated pools, game rooms, and added perks such as laundry rooms, Internet access, convenience stores, and more. Those seeking more rustic adventures can create lasting memories sleeping under the stars at the area’s many state parks.

Unwind Downtown

Ormond Beach also boasts many unique shops and restaurants — each featuring a different style and feel. In addition, many name-brand and well-known establishments round out the city’s downtown sector.

Here’s also where you’ll find such interesting attractions as the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, The Casements, MacDonald House, and other novel and historical areas. On the far end of town (across from The Casements) is a public park with playground, where all members of the family can take a load off while enjoying picturesque views of the Halifax River.

Commune with Nature

In fact, living in Ormond Beach means existing in constant harmony with natural resources and wildlife. That’s partly why so many people who have visited the area return to call it home for all or part of the year.

Locals and visitors alike consistently comment on the friendly and outdoing nature of people in this community. That, coupled with the small-town values and feel, make it an ideal place to work, play, and live.

For more than 25 years, we’ve helped people across the country and world craft their ideal custom home in Ormond Beach. Using only the very best-quality materials and honored by a stellar track record of consistently outstanding customer service, we’re proud to have become one of the premier home builders in the area.

Browse our website to witness the unique experiences we’re able to deliver. Then, contact us today to get started on the custom home of your dreams.


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