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Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park is a 55+ adult community based in the tropical abyss of New Smyrna beach. This community is an excellent choice for retirees and seniors looking for a peaceful place to settle. The calm and carefree atmosphere found in Sugar Mill RV Park is what characterizes it from the other communities on the coast. What else highlights this special place? Keep on reading.

Endless Adventure

To the advantage of visitors and residents, Sugar Mill lies in close proximity to restaurants, beach shops, and the water itself. In addition to all around quality life, you can spend your days soaking in the sun and enjoying the sweet island vibes of New Smyrna Beach.

RVs and Mobile Homes

Our mobile homes are yet another benefit of our community! Not only are they great quality, but they grant you a tranquil atmosphere to call your home. Our common areas await you for a fun time. Do not hesitate to take a look at our community.

Amenities and RV Facilities

It is Garber Communities’ goal to meet all the needs of its guests and residents. When it comes to Sugar Mill Mobile Home & RV Park lifestyle, all residents are given free access to a private locked mailbox, water, sewer, and electric hookups, and insect control at every site. As for amenities, the community includes a clubhouse, laundromat, and shuffleboard courts.

Local Attractions

Visit Today

Ideally, Sugar Mill is located a few steps from the beach, which is the ultimate escape for travelers. Therefore, make Sugar Mill Mobile Home & RV Park your home today! Garber Communities are the premier manufactured housing and RV resorts across the State of Florida. With tons of activities and beautiful amenities, join our world of tranquility. Look no further, Contact us today to make a reservation!

The nearby waters in Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV park are what set it apart. On top of the amenities featured at this location, there is a world of amusement just outside our community. For example, the Smyrna Dunes Park! This family attraction is about 8 miles from Sugar Mill and offers a days worth of fun for you to enjoy. It lies on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. In addition, the park is surrounded by water giving you enough fishing and swimming opportunities! Learn more about this wonderful park.

Animals and Vegetation

If you’re an animal lover, Smyrna Dunes Park is the place for you. There are a variety of animals including birds, reptiles, and marine life all around. Not to mention, throughout the park you will find scenic vegetation of natural Florida. Uniquely, this park is one of a few county parks that allow entry of pets, as long as they are on a leash at all times.

Ecosystems

Smyrna Dunes park consists of five ecosystems, which are the dunes, ocean, river, scrub zone, and saltwater marsh. The park’s principle system is found in the vast sand dunes. Because the they are so sensitive, the park protects them with two miles of elevated walkways, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower. Each ecosystem contributes to the excellence of the park.

Activities

Due to all the surrounding water, Smyrna Dunes Park provides exquisite opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming. In terms of fishing, all bathers have the right of way. There are no lifeguards on duty. Never swim alone and be sure to swim at your own risk. What’s a day without some good food? Smyrna Dunes Park provides grills at the main pavilion. Not only are there plenty of activities, but the warm Florida climate will make for a successful day.

Features and Amenities

This park will not let you down. Rated about 5 stars by visitors, there is plenty of features to take advantage of. In short, here are all the things you can explore at Smyrna Dunes Park!

  • Dune walkover (1.5 miles long)
  • Educational programs (call park manager for more information)
  • Fishing   
  • Nature trails
  • Observation tower
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Riverside fishing pier
  • Swimming

Start With Garber Communities

All the adventure begins with your visit to Garber Communities. Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park is a fine choice for beach and island lifestyle. Don’t wait any longer to make your stop. Contact us today to reserve your space and be a part of the relaxing environment found in Garber Communities.

There’s a lot to explore in the areas around you. This attraction is a great way to learn more about your surrounding community. Tour Lake Placid is only about 1 mile from Paradise Village 55+ community! It takes about a 5 minute drive to expand your knowledge of Lake Placid, Florida. This attraction offers guests more than just history. Dive into what makes this town special by paying it a quick visit.

The Town of Murals

The Lake Placid Mural Society formed this attraction to beautify the town and tell its history. The Town of Murals is an outdoor art gallery with over 47 larger than life murals! Interestingly, some of these murals have sound, while most of them have hidden items.  The murals are designed along with companion pieces such as 17 one-of-a-kind trash containers. Other design pieces found in the Town of Murals include 45 bird plaques, over 27 clown cut-outs, a life-size bronze Florida black bear and so much more. In addition, guests are able to embark on tours of the area and art galleries. You can book a group tour, experience self- guided tours, or purchase a bus tour of the art galleries for only $6.

Titles and Significance

Lake Placid, Florida carries approximately 1800 residents. Surprisingly, as small as the area may be, Lake Placid is known for having a series of many titles. Due to the 27 pristine lakes found within this small town, Lake Placid is given the title of Florida’s Lake Country. With its thriving nature, there’s more than just lakes that make Lake Placid significant. It is the Caladium capital of the world! 95% of the world’s caladiums are grown right in this little town. Like stated above, Lake Placid is also known as the Town of Murals.

Toby’s Clown School

In addition to the many sights found in the Town of Murals, “Tour Lake Placid” consists of the American Clown Museum and School. Since 1993, Toby’s clowns have been bringing smiles to life. Lake Placid has the distinction of having more clowns per capita than any town in Florida. Keith Stokes (also known as Toby) began spending time in Lake Placid, where he began to miss being a Shrine clown. He organized the first class of clowns and graduated 6 clowns. Now, more than 1500 clowns have graduated from the American Clown School. The mission of Toby’s Clown School is to teach the art of clowning and to spread Smiles, Love & Laughter. On the exterior walls, you will discover two of Lake Placid’s famous murals. One is “Toby’s First Clown Class”, by Keith Goodson. The other is “The Art of Clowning”, by Monica Turner. Visit the gift-shop where you can purchase souvenirs, clothing, costumes and clown memoribilia.

The Lake Placid Country Fair

This fair is held annually on the first full weekend in February. There are over 200 arts and crafts booths, plenty of food and continuous entertainment.  The two-day event draws thousands of visitors, and has become one of the largest in the state. You can also take a shuttle van to the cafeteria of the Lake Placid Elementary School, where the best artists and crafters present their work to be judged.

Visit Lake Placid

There is a lot to explore even in a little town. During your stay at Paradise Village, pay a visit to some of the nearest attractions. Combine our community amenities with those found around the area. “Tour Lake Placid” is the first step to getting involved.



The Archbold Biological Station is located about 9 miles from Paradise Village. The station is is one of the most renowned in the world and is dedicated to long-term ecological research. It is part of the global effort to understand, interpret and preserve the world’s natural heritage. Ranging from the pristine, ancient sand dunes of the Lake Wales Ridge to the waters, wetlands, and wildlife of the vast open ranch-lands, the health of the headwaters affects millions of Floridians. The Archbold Biological Station is one of the most important in America, and its scientists fight to build a sustainable future for Florida.

Data

Archbold manages and distributes a wide range of climatologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biotic research that detects global trends. Their long-term goal is to have comprehensive metadata/data from monitoring and research programs available over the Internet. Archbold has comprehensive species lists for many plants and animals, and holding lists for the biological collection.

Land Management

Archbold Biological Station manages about 8,600 acres of land in south-central Florida. The 5,000-acre Station property is preserved as a matrix of pristine native habitats, including oak and rosemary scrubs, sandhills, pine flatwoods, cutthroat seeps and seasonal wetlands. The other 3,600-acres contain both natural areas and extensive cattle pastures.

Education

Another dedication of Archbold Biological Station is sharing its knowledge and habitat with students of many ages. From as young as third grade through continuing adults, the Station provides environmental education opportunities. There are four daily programs presented by the teacher and developed by Archbold, followed by a full-day visit to the Station. More than 1,300 children participate in this program annually. The Station also conducts a summer day camp,, for children (ages 7-12).

Visit Today

Paradise Village is only a 15 minute drive from this historic attraction. Whether you love nature, conservation, science, history or living green, visiting Archbold is a great way to learn, relax, and enjoy a unique atmosphere. You can sign in by completing the Release of Liability form at the Welcome Office or pick up a brochure or nature trail guidebook to begin your adventure.

Pasco County operates this regional park near the Withlacoochee River. The District provides the county with the use of 146 acres of the Green Swamp to accommodate riverfront access for the canoe launch, dock and 1.5 miles of hiking trails. The Withlacoochee River Park offers visitors access to a wild and scenic portion of the river and a mosaic of habitat communities, from high sandhills to low riverine swamp.

Park Amenities

  • 406 Acres
  • Fishing Access / Pier / Dock / Boardwalk
  • Picnic Area / Shelters / Pavilion
  • Observation Tower
  • Playground / Restrooms
  • Canoe / Kayak Access
  • Trails (Nature and All-Purpose Paved)
  • Camping / RV Area
  • Open Space

Fishing & Boating

The park includes a canoe/kayak dock right on the Withlacoochee River where you can launch your canoe or kayak or cast a line from the pier and go fishing. The annual Fall Family Fishing Festival is held at the park in the beginning of November where you can get fishing tips, learn how to cast, meet others that have the same interest and we also provide lunch and door prizes. It’s an event the whole family can enjoy. Fishing is permitted along the river. You have to be 16 years old and above as well as have a valid Florida fishing license to participate.

Going for a walk on your own can give you a chance to meditate. In some cases, it’s good to have “you” time, but otherwise, life is built on good relationships. And memories are stored through bonding experiences. Whenever you find yourself not knowing what to do, grab your friends and family and take a trip to the outdoors. Explore the beauty and vastness of nature. With fun and adventurous ideas, you can turn an ordinary nature trail walk into a moment you’ll never forget. There are tons of activities to invest in, especially if you have children tagging along. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your nature trail walk.

Get Exercise

It is known that regular exercise comes with its health benefits. It’s easy to think about how energy consuming exercising can be. But have you stopped to realize that exercising can actually supply you with the necessary energy to get you through the day? Exercising regularly improves mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and helps to prevent illnesses such as heart disease. Set up a routine for yourself to get out there and experience nature. Make it an activity you look forward to. When exercising in nature, the sun exposure provides vitamin D to optimize hormones, there is more oxygen in fresh air, nature increases feelings of well-being, and lowers depression.

Observe and Create

Through a nature trail, you can also embark on creative activities with your family. If you plan on being with young ones, these ideas will be especially enjoyable. Get together and go on the classic scavenger hunt. Children love the thrill of this activity. With something to look for, kids will soak up the fun in nature. Throughout your walk, collect natural items such as leaves, rocks, or pinecones. Get creative and make some crafts you can use to decorate your home. For example, DIY vases filled with rocks or a basket of bleached pinecones. If you get tired along the way, take a break and observe the animals and insects or just take in the view.

Enhance Bonding Experiences

Having company and valuing company are two very different things. When you share quality time with others, it creates a stronger bond and relationship. Invite neighbors, friends, or close relatives to take with you on your nature trail. People love to feel included and accepted. Plan a picnic to enjoy at the end and spend quality time with those around you. In case you’re not the best at remembering things, your camera will do the job! Take plenty of pictures and create albums of all your experiences. With a source to look back at, you’ll keep every memory close.

Adventure Never Expires

Whether you go today, next week, or sometime in the month, make going on nature trails a frequent activity for not only your mind, but your body too. There are state parks everywhere you can visit. As well as our very own RV resorts at Garber Communities. With locations all throughout the state, our parks are easily accessible and will guarantee great quality time to your advantage. Visit our website for more information.

Walking through a nature trail can be so much more than just a walk. Taking your time to focus on the beauty of the scenery makes it even better. Meditating or observing the insects and plants in their natural habitat can be a way to relax and bring peace to your experience. Grab your friends and family and explore some of the things you can do before, during, and after a nature walk. Below are some ideas!

Before a Nature Walk

It is good to know that any kind of exercise is considered healthy for your body. Engaging in some sort of physical activity is a great way to improve overall stamina. Exercise can also relieve stress and generate a happier lifestyle. Before heading off to a walk in nature, being mentally prepared is important. When you tell your mind that the exercise will be of benefit, it will give you motivation to keep going. Try some of the following to help give you the motivation:

  • Begin your day with some healthy snacks such as fruits, oatmeal, or yogurt to supply you with energy along the way.
  • Meditate on your favorite book, devotional, or personal journal.

During a Nature Walk

Nature radiates peaceful energy and is the perfect place for you to meditate on everything you’ve been thinking about. Take deep breaths and enjoy the moment. Oxygen levels are high in the outdoors and you’ll find it alleviating to breathe in the fresh air. Having a friend alongside you throughout your walk will be good company. Even taking time for yourself is beneficial for your mental health. Consider some of these ideas:

  • Bring a camera to capture memorable moments.
  • Rest throughout the trail and focus on your favorite views.
  • Use the nature walk to recall your favorite memories growing up.

After a Nature Walk

After walking, you will most likely be ready for another meal. Nutrients such as protein and carbohydrates will help you maintain muscle and provide energy to your body. If you take walks as frequently as possible, it can improve your overall health. End your experience with these options:

  • Grab your journal and write about the highlights of your nature walk.
  • Cook a health sufficient meal packed with nutrients. For example, beans, eggs, bagels, or baked potatoes.
  • Go for a splash in a nearby swimming area to cool down and relax for the day.

Contact Us

You can experience your very own nature walk at one of our Garber Communities! We offer fun and peaceful amenities you can take advantage of while on your stay. Take a look inside our communities and explore our nature trails, natural springs, clubhouses, and other amenities. Contact us today and schedule your visit.

4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Preservation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the maritime and social history of the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station. Consequently, their main mission is to preserve and spread the maritime and social history of the Light Station. Because the Museum is located about 30 miles from Sugar Mill Mobile Home & RV Park, it is a great place to visit with friends and family.Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum

Educational Programs

In addition to the exhibits found in the museum, the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum also provides its visitors with the opportunity to participate in various educational activities and workshops throughout the year. The activities are designed for all age groups. Some include on-site educational workshops. Each activity provides a fun and interactive way for guests to make the most of their visit to this important National Historic Landmark.

Special Lighthouse Events

Membership to the lighthouse & museum can come in handy. Frequently, the association schedules special events throughout the year that require membership or preregistration for participation. Some of the events include exhibit openings, fundraisers, and special interest group tours. The two most popular events are the “Climb to the Moon” and “Climb with the Keepers”. During the “Climb to the Moon,” visitors are able to see the full moon rise above the Atlantic Ocean. It takes place from the breathtaking view of the lighthouse tower. While on “Climb with the Keepers,” leaders give participants a personal tour of the entire Lighthouse. The tour also includes many other private areas. Visit the website for further information on pricing and reservations.

Hours and Admission

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is publicly open seven days a week except on special holidays. Access to the tower is also available and depends on weather conditions. Check out the calendar of events on their website. Make sure you’re aware of the tower’s accessibility on the date and time of your visit. For special admission, the association offers different memberships that allow discounts and participatory benefits.

Go out into the Community

Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park is not only a great place for you and your family, but it also offers quick access to fun local attractions. So make sure to get out and explore what surrounds our community. Contact us today, read about our property, and reserve a spot for your family.