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By: Casey Washington Hiking. It seems like one of those “some day when I...” kind of activities for several people, especially if your body type doesn’t resemble those of hikers often featured in ads. When I started my outdoor lifestyle, I certainly wasn’t the body type to be casted in a Subaru commercial. With the surge of resolve that seems to hit the middle-aged, I set aside my fear list of excuses and started doing the things I always wanted with the body I had. So, how do you take those first few steps into enjoying the outdoors if you’re...

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By: Jeremy Magee Located a good ways away from the main hustle and bustle of the park and marina, the nearly 2.3-mile Hidden Cove Trail winds its way along Lake Lewisville before reaching the southwestern part of the 720-acre complex. Numerous paths lead to scenic lake views, picturesque foliage and opportunities to see local wildlife. Owned and maintained by the park, the trail is rated as easy (given the flat terrain).   The trailhead can be found by taking the first right after passing through the park entrance and following the road until you come to a circular parking lot surrounded...

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This year, give the gift of outdoor adventures and Explore More of what DFW has to offer! We want to get out and explore our city so we put together this list for you for some local outdoor experience gift ideas. We have been gifting classes/workshops and tickets for years and love it! Sometimes, we all agree to forgo gifts all together and go on a ski trip instead. We have some family friends who have tradition of buying one experience per couple for the whole family to enjoy together. Whatever you choose to do, don't forget to always support...

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  Oak Point Park and & Nature Preserve is a beautiful preserve in Plano with over 7 miles of paved trails and over 5 miles of natural trails so it can be enjoyed by all! At 800 acres, Oak Point is Plano's biggest park and also holds a body of water where you can kayak, canoe, and standup paddle board from dawn until dusk as well as a zip line that goes through the trees surrounding the preserve called GoApe.    Follow the trail to the bordering Bob Woodruff park for a full day of exploring and even more mileage. Oak Point also...

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Written By: Jeremy Magee Arbor Hills is 200 acres of woodland and open prairie located in the western part of Plano (the latter of which offers absolutely incredible views of the landscape and its surroundings).   Owned and maintained by the City of Plano, the preserve has mountain biking, natural surface and paved trails – the bike trail is 2.8 miles in length and the paved and unpaved trails are both 3 miles in length. It’s also important to know that the bike trail is exclusively for off-road riding, whereas the concrete trail is designed for bikers and hikers alike; the...

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