There’s a good reason to get fit, besides just looking better. It’s to have a higher quality life and enjoy each minute to the fullest. One way to take a break from the gym is to find local hiking trails. While hiking alone can be very serene and fulfilling, going with your loved one or family gives you an opportunity to enjoy an experience together and get a little healthier in the process. Being and staying active is what you’re working toward, so don’t miss a moment of opportunity to enjoy the gifts of fitness.
Erwin Park has trails for everyone and is close to home.
This park is hidden away and worth the hunt to find. It’s not only good for hiking and walking in the serene area, there are bike trails to add to the variety. It’s huge and a well kept secret in McKinney. There are also great photo opportunities for shutter bugs that want a beautiful picture of Mother Nature. Just being there calms the mind. It’s also a good place to share with Rover so he or she gets some exercise too.
Stay close to home at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.
You don’t have to go far to find a nice hiking trail and plenty to do, just go to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a number of activities besides hiking with lots of things for children. The park is big and there’s a lot to do, whether it’s just experiencing the wonders of nature or taking the kids on an active hike where they also can learn quite a bit. You’ll love every minute with your family in this park.
Crepe Myrtle Trails is more than just beautiful, it’s perfect for a romantic walk when in bloom.
There’s beauty abound when you walk the paved walkways of the Crape Myrtle Trails in McKinney. It’s loaded with a varieties of Crape Myrtle and signs about them. This is a more urban style walk with benches for resting and even picnic tables for a lunch on a cool spring day. This isn’t your traditional hiking area, but the 7.2 acres of flowering crape myrtles are a “must experience” at least once.
– Serenity Park is another local area that has swings for the children and a nice hiking trails.
– Enjoy everything there is to do at Towne Lake Recreation area. If you hiked around the lake and still have energy, take a paddleboat or play some disc golf.
– There are many parks with hiking trails that are within fifteen to twenty minutes of McKinney. Try Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve or Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano.
– Find your favorite park to hike and share it with the group. Let us know whether it’s easy to hike or better for those more advanced. Don’t forget to let us know if there are bike trails too.