With a wide and ever-expanding list of available amenities at the master planned community of Riverstone, Harvest residents have many opportunities for family fun. And just beyond the Madera County masterplan, is a lifetime’s worth of recreational adventure in the great outdoors.
Located in The Lodge community clubhouse at Riverstone, the Gear Barn is an outfitter’s cabin featuring a variety of recreational gear available for Harvest homeowners’ on- and off-site adventures.
Just seven miles from Harvest, you’ll find Woodward Park – a 300-acre regional park and bird sanctuary packed with things to do that make it the largest playground of its kind in the Central Valley. Here, you can spot numerous bird species, enjoy the Shinzen Friendship Garden, bring your four-legged friend to the dog park or explore the five miles of multipurpose trails that are a part of San Joaquin River Parkway’s Lewis S. Eaton Trail.
Situated just off Highway 41 north of Fresno, Harvest at Riverstone is a convenient gateway to the legendary natural playgrounds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Millerton Lake, a mere 15 minutes from Harvest at Riverstone, is a State Recreation Area boasting more than 40 miles of magical shoreline, where you can go fishing, boating, soak up plenty of rays or cool off with a plunge. Hiking in the surrounding foothills offers a glimpse of local critters, such as cottontail rabbits, mule deer, badgers and the majestic bald eagle.
Locals and tourists alike love the classic beauty of Bass Lake – a serene mountain lake destination named “One of the West’s Best Lakes” by Sunset Magazine. Only a one-hour’s drive from Harvest at Riverstone, the lake also provided the backdrop for the hilarious movie The Great Outdoors, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Visitors can swim, boat, fish and frolic in and around the emerald-green lake ringed in tall sugar and ponderosa pines, where summer water temps reach nearly 80 degrees, which is perfect for water skiers and kayakers.
Also an easy one-hour’s drive from Harvest at Riverstone is Shaver Lake. Nestled in a picturesque mixed conifer forest, the deep-blue lake offers a diverse range of recreational fun, from camping and rock climbing to water skiing and sailing. It’s a popular spot for anglers as well, with year-round fishing access, a number of exciting fishing derbies that take place on the waters and three marinas that rent all kinds of watercraft, including kayaks, personal watercraft and pontoon boats.
Of course, with a prime location just off Highway 41 north of Fresno, Harvest at Riverstone is a gateway to the most epic Sierra Nevada wonderlands – Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. These legendary mountain landscapes that inspired the likes of Ansel Adams and John Muir present a nature-lover’s paradise where the scenery is truly spectacular.
Yosemite is 48 miles away from the community, promising adventures of a lifetime and incredible hikes along the scenic John Muir Trail. Come wintertime, Yosemite is a veritable goldmine for the alpine thrills of cross-country and downhill skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tobogganing. You can go skating at the Curry Village Ice Rink, a Yosemite tradition since the 1930s, or simply wander through the wooded wilderness of Sierra National Forest for snow-play or peaceful solitude. King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are a bit further away, but the jaw-dropping vistas and oldest trees on earth make them well worth the drive.
Helping Harvest at Riverstone residents make the most of their adventures is the idea behind the Gear Barn. Located in The Lodge community clubhouse, this rustic outfitter cabin offers a residents-only rental program with all the information needed for a wide variety of on- and off-site pursuits.
Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, the master planned community of Riverstone will eventually total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Coming soon is the one-million-square-foot Riverwalk mixed-use lifestyle retail destination. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open spaces, a dog park and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities, such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and much more. Future amenities include hiking and biking trails, a community farm and the on-site Stone Creek Elementary school, part of the award-winning Golden Valley Unified School District.
For more information about the master planned community of Riverstone and Harvest, the beautiful new community from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, visit HarvestBonadelle.com.