Adventurous outdoor activities to try out near our Norton Commons apartments

Despite living in the city and having close access to downtown Louisville, there are so many fantastic outdoor activities near our Norton Common apartments. From kayaking and birdwatching to hiking and golfing, you’ll always find something fun to do outside when you live at Veranda at Norton Commons. Here are some great activities to consider for your next outing.


Nachand Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Just over ten minutes from our apartments in Norton Commons is Nachand Canoe & Kayak Rentals. Immerse yourself in nature and take a relaxing kayak or canoe ride up historic Harrods Creek, or if you’d like something more challenging, take a kayak down the roaring Ohio River. Choose from half-day or full-day rentals or test your balance with a stand-up paddleboard rental. Learn more and book online on the Nachand Canoe & Kayak Rentals website.


Fishing at Charlestown State Park

Pack up your poles and tackle before heading down to Charlestown State Park to fish at Fourteen Mile Creek. Spend your day relaxing on the stream bank and cast away from the shore. Take Trail 3 to reach the best fishing spots. The trail is very scenic with views of Fourteenmile Creek, high rock cliffs above the trail, gorgeous spring wildflowers, and mixed forests. Learn more about the park on the Charlestown State Park website.


Hiking at Harrods Creek Park

Whether you’re looking for a casual, relaxing stroll or a challenging, heart-pumping outing, there is something for everyone when you go hiking at Harrods Creek Park. The well-marked trails at the mark climb an elevation of 83 feet and take approximately two and half hours to complete walking at a leisurely pace. The ‘Blue’ trail is your best bet for wildlife, the ‘Orange’ trail is the easiest with great views, and the ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ trails are the most rugged. Learn more on the Harrods Creek Park website.


Nevel Meade Golf Park

Inspired by the breathtaking courses of Scotland, the Nevel Meade Golf Park is a quick ten-minute drive from our apartments at Norton Commons. The gorgeous, rolling terrain, century-old trees, and freshwater spring make this golf course a picturesque place to play a round of 18. Book a tee time and learn more about the course on the Nevel Meade Golf Park website.


Get outside and have some fun now that the warm weather and sunshine have arrived. And don’t forget to stop by Veranda at Norton Commons to tour our beautiful floor plans and property today.

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