The weather’s getting warm as we rapidly approach summer here in Dallas! But fortunately for us Dallas folks, there are some amazing ways to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather (before it starts getting really hot!). Here are some of the best outdoor activities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Dallas Zoo
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s no excuse to miss out on a trip to this amazing zoo! Not only is it the largest zoo in the state, home to over 4,000 animals, it’s also one of only a handful of zoos in the country to have a koala exhibit! Also here… a petting farm, pony rides, interactive exhibits, and even a nature swap-shop.
Klyde Warren Park
Located over a major highway in the very heart of Dallas, Klyde Warren is the a favorite Dallas hangout for residents. You’ll find just about everything here, from fitness classes and dance lessons, to live concerts at the bandstand, movies, and plenty of people, kids, and dogs hanging out and enjoying the great outdoors.
The Katy Trail
Winding through the heart of the city, through scenic natural areas and unique neighborhoods to favorite drinking spots Uptown, the paved Katy Trail is a local favorite for walkers, joggers, bikers, skaters and boarders, dog-walkers, and many others.
Endless beautiful blooms, exotic plants, towering trees, lush greenery everywhere you turn… the breathtaking nature of the Arboretum surrounds everywhere you turn. But it’s not just about the plants; there are also art shows, concerts, festivals, and so much more.
White Rock Lake Park
Despite its location in the heart of Dallas, White Rock is a surprisingly remote-feeling nature retreat into lush forests filled with wildlife and beautiful picnicking lawns all on the edge of a massive blue lake. Hiking, biking, paddling sailing, fishing, and even events and festivities are all common pastimes.
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
Home to the highest point in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Cedar Ridge is one of the best local spots for hiking to enjoy a view. Nine miles of scenic trails provide plenty of ways to get outside and explore the natural beauty of Dallas.
The Great Trinity Forest
Spanning over 6,000 acres in the heart of south Dallas, The Great Trinity Forest is truly one of the city’s most magnificent and remote wilderness escapes. Here, you’ll find beautiful parks and plenty of outdoor adventures just waiting to be uncovered. Paddle along the Trinity River to discover wildlife, historic remnants, and even ancient archaeological sites. Visit the Audubon Center, once an illegal garbage dump and now a breathtaking natural preserve that includes hiking trails, a butterfly garden, a discovery center, and plenty of adventuring programs. There’s also the Joppa Preserve, Lower White Creek, Dallas Whitewater Wave, Rochester Park, Texas Horse Park, and so much more.
Ready to Get Out and Explore the Beauty of City Living
Living in a big city doesn’t have to mean skyscrapers and bustling business! Get out and explore the true beauty of Dallas. Escape to its breathtaking natural areas. Stroll its beautiful neighborhoods. And find your perfect place to call home. Just contact Glazers Realty today and we’ll help you get started.