Exploring Renaissance at Bella Vista

Millerton at sunset


Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the adventure has to stop!

If you believe in exploring the great outdoors with friends, family or even solo year-round, then this is the blog for you. And it just so happens that our new neighborhood, Renaissance at Bella Vista, is in the perfect area for all of your outdoor activity needs! Here are some of our favorite places found nearby this Bonadelle Neighborhoods community.

  1.     Millerton Lake

Millerton Lake is a beautiful little oasis that is less than two miles from Renaissance at Bella Vista, and has many opportunities for recreational activities. There are miles of open water perfect for taking the family boat out for a spin! If you just said “what family boat?!” luckily they have boat rental options at the Millerton Marina so that you can fulfill all of your water sports needs! Into fishing? The San Joaquin River, directly below Millerton Dam, is prime for some good trout and the occasional salmon!

Not only does Millerton have great water activities; it also has an abundance of activities on land. There are a variety of hikes in different lengths and levels of difficulty all throughout the area. Park rangers at the lake entrance are happy to help you find the hike that is right for you! Camping is available, too! The Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is a great place for camping. The lush green scenery makes for a very relaxing place to spend a day or two and the campsites are complete with amenities such as showers and electrical hookups.

Millerton is a must-visit during the summer! Learn more here: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=587

  1.     Woodward Park

Woodward Park is only a fifteen-minute drive from the Renaissance at Bella Vista neighborhood. This park offers 300 acres of land, playgrounds, rivers, ponds, gardens, and outdoor theaters perfect for your outdoor outings. This beautiful park has picnic structures, playgrounds, and bbq’s big enough to grill food for the entire family.

Woodward Park is also right along the San Joaquin River, making it a really fun place to explore, hike, and bike. With a trail running through the whole park and many smaller trails to wander, you will never get bored on your morning run with this park view.

Woodward Park also has their beautiful Shinzen Japanese Garden. This garden has beautiful flowers, architecture, and a river. On August 11th, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM, the Japanese Garden is having a lantern lighting ceremony you won’t want to miss.

There are also opportunities for live theater in the park. The theater company, Woodward Shakespeare, puts on shows on their outdoor stage every month for free! Their upcoming show is Much Ado Without Nothing which runs from August 2nd to August 25th.  

Woodward Park has an activity for everyone! See for yourself: https://www.fresno.gov/parks/parks-trails-facilities/

  1.     Golfing at Eagle Springs Country Club

The Eagle Springs Country Club offers a beautiful 18-hole golf course. Adjacent is a driving range for those who would like a little more practice before jumping right into the sport. Grab the sticks, a few beverages, and hit the links! http://eaglespringsgcc.com/EagleSpringsRate.html

If you would like more information about our Renaissance at Bella Vista Neighborhood, you can contact us at (559)297-7067 or at renaissance@bonadelle.com. Remember, adventure awaits!