Posted by: Hacienda1nsb | April 21, 2012

Waterfront Loop at NSB

A common sight in the LOOP. Takin’ the scooter for a ride to the beach.
 
 
A family spends time “doin’ the LOOP” on the water along the North Causeway. For boaters looking for a place to launch, the City offers free launches. The park is on the south side of the North Causeway near the intersection with Barracuda Blvd.
 
 
Classic cars will line Historic Canal Street Saturday from 4-7pm. Cars from several decades will be on display. Canal Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, so bring the family and walk the district.
 
 
Start off Spring every year at Wine Walk along Flagler Avenue from 1-7pm Saturday. For details, check out the list of LOOP events at www.nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events .
 
 
 
Goin’ for a “ride” in the LOOP! Surf could be up this morning’.
 
 
Visitors check out the NSB LOOP’s historic side at Old Fort park across from the City Marina.
 
 
Sunny weather and calm waterways have people doin’ the LOOP on paddle boards! You can see dolphin and manatees in serene settings and get a little exercise while you’re at it. If you don’t own a board, you can rent one and/or a kayak from vendors on the N Causeway, Flagler Ave area, Third Ave. and Canal Street Historic District.
 
 
Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Camp is held at ACA’s Harris House. This is a 9-week program where participants will meet new friends and take home artwork every week. The program begins on June 19th and runs through the summer. Please see the ACA link for more information.
 
 
“Bike Week” on Flagler Avenue… or at least one version of it. These residents and visitors pedaled their way to a morning cup of java.
 
 
Here’s one way to wind down after work. One more advantage of being in the LOOP!
 
 
 
A different kind of ‘biker’ watches the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean from the LOOP.
 
 
Spring looks like it has sprung in the LOOP! If motorcycles aren’t your thing, try getting up close to nature via kayak. This LOOP resident paddles the inland waters around the mangroves inside the LOOP’s boundaries. If you don’t have your own kayak, you can find rentals at several local shops.
 
 
Hop on this VOTRAN “Flex” route bus and Do the LOOP! Flex route 42 serves the NSB Waterfront LOOP and adjacent areas (see pink are on map in the post below). Why drive when you can ride? See details below.
 
 
VOTRAN’s flex route 42 (see pink highlighted area on this map) is an on-demand service that can help you Do the LOOP! All you have to do is call VOTRAN at 386.761.7700 and schedule a FLEX route 42 pick up. Then wait for the bus.
 
 
Did you know that the only known calving area for the Northern Atlantic Right Whale is off the coasts of Florida and Georgia? They are amongst the most endangered whales in the world, with only 400 in existence.
 
 
Need some java to start your Monday? You can find your favorite brew in the LOOP.
 
 
Now here’s a face that anyone can love! During colder months, manatees frequently are seen in LOOP waterways. We caught this one posing for a pick at a dock along the river.
 
 
Art Fiesta continúes today at Old Fort Park. It also stretches down Sams, Julia and Canal streets. More than 300 vendors. Check it out!
 
 
Head to the LOOP Saturday to ‘Do Art Fiesta’ and then skip across the bridge for the very popular Wine Walk on Flagler. The weatherman says it will cool to the 60s this weekend for the 50th Annual Art Fiesta from 9am-5pm in Old Fort Park a
 
 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day from the LOOP!
 
 
The 21st annual Black Heritage Festival is celebrated every year and runs through Sunday. The festival includes tours of this “heritage house,” which gives you a good sense of life years ago in this area. The event is free and includes music — from gospel, jazz and R&B, food, arts and crafts, cane grinding, and more in Pettis Park, 314 N. Duss St. Hours are: 9:30 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday.
 
 
A sample of LOOP wildlife!
 
 
Art Festival 2012
 
 
Doin’ the LOOP from the city marina! Once docked, boaters are in the historic district and within walking/biking distance to the rest of the LOOP.
 
 
Introduce a friend to Wine Walk this weekend on Flagler Avenue. The popular monthly event runs from 1-6pm. As you stroll the Avenue, stop in designated Wine Walk stops to taste various vintages. The cost is $20, which includes a souvenir tasting glass, a wine passport and a great time with friends on the Avenue!
 
 
What a serene view of one of the LOOP’s waterways. This dolphin surfaced amidst the fog. In the early morning and evening, you can hear dolphins breathing from several spots on land. Do the LOOP on the water, and the view.. and the sounds.. get even better.
 
 
This Saturday, take a walk in the Canal Street Historic District. The “1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk will feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music in Christmas Park. Stroll Canal Street from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
Christmas on the LOOP!  At 72 degrees this morning, locals and visitors took advantage of the beautiful sunrise on the eastern side of the LOOP.
 
 
Wouldn’t you rather shop today where you can enjoy our beautiful weather when you’re between stores?
 
 
Gotta love the lights of the LOOP! As the sun goes down, the seasonal lights begin to shine outside of businesses decorated for the holiday.
 
 
If you enjoy driving around and looking at holiday light displays, make sure you drive down Canal Street where the palms and oaks are lighted. Merchants also have decorated their storefronts with lights and displays around the LOOP.
 
 
Do you need to find a gift for someone and want it to be unique? There are more than 200 independent businesses in the Loop! From gifts to gifts certificates, you can find something for everyone… even that “difficult-to-buy-for” person. Do the Loop for the holidays and enjoy your shopping experience!
 
 
New Smyrna Beach Christmas parade on December 3rd!
 
 
Carriage rides through the Historic District are popular every year.
 
 
 
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