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Posted by Megan Crevier on Oct 20, 2017 2:44:57 PM

How Waterfront Park Makes Clermont, FL a 'Best Place to Call Home'

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Hugging the crystal blue water of Lake Minneola, Waterfront Park is the place where locals of all ages and interests gather to experience some of the best features Clermont has to offer.

Only a brief walk, drive, or bike ride from the heart of Downtown Clermont, the park has become a popular gathering point that gives its visitors countless ways to experience the area's natural features.

Whether you’re looking for leisure, the perfect setting for a picnic, or paved trails for a long bike ride, Waterfront Park is a community favorite, and part of what attracts buyers to their next home for sale in Clermont, Florida.

A fun-filled calendar

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Waterfront Park is popular year-round, and there is no shortage of premier events that highlight the calendar.

Near the top of the list is the always fun Pig on the Pond, where residents gather each spring for rides on the Ferris wheel, a 5K run/walk, an enormous barbecue featuring local vendors, live music, fireworks, and more. The festival is also significant fundraiser, with some of the proceeds going towards college scholarships for local students. The long-running Pig on the Pond has become one of the most cherished events in Clermont in more than a decade and remains one of the best ways to experience the full scope of what Waterfront Park has to offer.

One of the most unique events of the year, the South Lake Dragon Boat Festival, lets residents hit the water in specialized, canoe-like boats in a team competition geared towards celebrating healthy living.

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Stop by the park on the Fourth of July for Red, White, and Boom offering fun for all ages including music, food, and a truly patriotic fireworks show. 

Other fun festivals and events have been popping up in recent years as local groups take advantage of Waterfront Park’s unique waterside location and welcoming atmosphere.

Some of the best paved trails in Central Florida

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While there is no shortage of organized activities at Waterfront Park, it’s the healthy lifestyle it encourages that continues to make the park a tremendous advantage to Clermont Real Estate. Whether you like to run, rollerblade, bike, or simply walk the miles of paved trails that surround the park, Waterfront Park is the perfect starting point for athletes from any fitness level.

That’s why the park attracts triathlons and run/walks of various sizes that are popular for local residents and for visitors from around the state and beyond. The park is also set to be a central part of the coast-to-coast trail that will span from St. Petersburg on Florida’s west coast to Merritt Island off the east coast, allowing adventurous bikers travel 250 miles of biking paths and across the state of Florida. In fact, Clermont, Florida is set to be the middle point of the coast-to-coast connector!

With endless opportunities to use Waterfront Park to mix in athletic activities, Clermont residents regularly find reasons to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings while encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

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Plenty of excuses to enjoy the water

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One of the best reasons to look for homes for sale in Clermont, Florida is because of the many chances to enjoy getting right out onto Lake Minneola, which couldn’t be easier from Waterfront Park. Kayaking, waterskiing, paddle boarding and many more water activities are very popular in the area, showcasing opportunities for both thrill-seekers and those looking for leisure.

Cooling off at the Champions Splash Park is also a popular pastime, helping make Waterfront Park a terrific refuge from the heat during the peak of the summer. Thanks to a long list of water-based activities to check out all year long, Waterfront Park guarantees that residents have access to the very best features of Florida living.

Additionally, Waterfront Park's Lake Minneola is just one of 11 lakes in the Clermont Chain of Lakes, allowing for explorations on the water far beyond just Downtwon Clermont! 

Continuing Improvements

The City of Clermont's 'Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan' is currently underway with projects in place to enhance Clermont's Waterfront Park and surrounding areas making it even more of a local hotspot. Learn more about the Clermont Plan and its benefits for residents here

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