Harmony’s lakes provide mental and physical benefits

Lakes_of_Harmony.jpgWhat makes Harmony such a great place to live? There are many reasons, but a few of our favorites have to be Buck Lake and Cat Lake. Everyone who walks out on the docks at Buck Lake falls in love with the beauty and tranquility of this 511-acre natural wonder. Buck Lake and Cat Lake are pristine and protected, with shorelines rimmed with trees.

At Buck Lake, you can use community-owned boats, kayaks, and canoes to explore. Only low-speed boats are allowed on Buck Lake, preserving the environment and maintaining the quiet calm. Cat Lake is only accessible by our residents and their guests. Campgrounds near the lake are perfect for a fun getaway (that’s not so far away) for the whole family! These amenities are both fun and benefit your health!

Studies have shown that living near a body of water helps your mental and physical well-being. The calming effect lakes provide our bodies with are obvious. More interestingly, some theories link water’s soothing effects to evolution and our dependence on water. Another way of looking at it is that because our bodies are made up of about 60% water, we have a natural affinity for it and are drawn to lakes, rivers, and oceans since water is so integral to our lives.

Don’t forget the physical benefits that lakes can provide. Buck Lake is a great place to get exercise! The kayaks and canoe rentals are free for residents. Relax and paddle along the beautiful calming waters at Buck Lake and feel your stress melt away. Thanks to Florida’s beautiful climate, you can take advantage of these amazing amenities year-round.

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