Here is a link that would help you find all the town pools in the town of Hempstead which Merrick is part of. If you need anything else please feel free to contact me. http://www.toh.li/facilities/beaches-and-pools/outdoor-pools... more
It would depend on your interests. Off hand I would have to answer no to that question, however, we do have quite a few local bars that are popular. During the summer months we have 102 lakes that gives plenty of recreation. Most that live here usually end up going to Fort Wayne for the kind of nightlife I am guessing you are inquiring about. Fort Wayne is 42 miles to the east and I believe the population is well over 1 million. Mainly Warsaw or Kosciusko County is the home to several International headquarter corporations. Zimmer, DePuy, BioMet, MedTronics, Symetymedical, Paragon Medical makes us the Orthopedic capital of the World. It's a great place to further ones career. The night life? Not so much.... more
I see the previous person named a lot of things but I would also add Trumpet in the Land an outdoor theatre, little theatre, Schoenbrun village ( one of the first settlements in Tuscarawas County. Unfortunately many that live outside are just learning of all it has to offer. Biggest "pro" for me is that I have many times left the house unlocked and came home to find nothing missing or stolen. :-)... more
This would depend on what your specific allergies are and what might be found in the preserve that would cause a reaction. A conversation with your allergist might prove helpful.
From Rainbow Resort you can be in Avon Park in 10 minutes and in Lake Wales in 15 minutes or less for grocery shopping.
There is a public boat ramp on Little Crooked at the end o Keen Rd that runs N/S to the East side of Rainbow Resort.
There is a public boat ramp on Reedy Lake about 6 miles to the East of you. There is a public boat ramp on Walk-in-Water to the East of you about 10 minutes away.
There are several State Parks nearby also. If going to Walk-in-Water boat ramp you will pass by a State Park on the Left. There is also Arbuckle State Park to the SE of Lake Reedy. There are several State Parks in Lake Wales and there is on/near Crooked Lake off Bob's Landing if you are taking Scenic Hwy (SR 17) North to Lake Wales.
There are several golf courses nearby for all to enjoy.
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For kids, El Retiro Park in Hollywood Riviera is hard to beat. For big and little kids, I'm a fan of Veteran's Park above Aisnworth Beach near the Redondo Pier - great views, play areas for the kids, and a nice place to read or have a picnic when the crowds aren't around.... more
There are some great hikes out of the Ladera Linda community center area. It connects into the Flying Triangle (Portuguese Bend) with views over the water to Catalina. Another great spot is the walk along the bluffs near Bluff Cove (Paddleboard Cove). Finally, one of my go to places is the Abalone Cove Nature Reserve just below Wayfayer's Chapel. There are great tide pools, views to Catalina, and if you look closely, you'll catch the spray from one of the gray whales migrating to Baja in early winter or in the spring on their return north.... more