Embrace the Perks of Nature at Colorado Bend State Park

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It has been almost a year since my first exploration out at Colorado Bend State Park in Bend, Texas, and after a full year of outdoor adventures all over the country, my heart still melts for this place. To me, Continue Reading →

10 Fun Things to do at Mustang Island State Park

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With the sun is still shining down on the warm sand and the ocean water still feeling as refreshing as ever, now is the time to plan your next beach vacation. In Texas, we’re pretty lucky; we have plenty of coastline Continue Reading →

Exploring the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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Right now in southern Florida, on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico, there are over 6,400 preserved acres of mangrove forest, submerged seagrass beds, cordgrass marshes, and West Indian hardwood hammocks, filled with thousands of Continue Reading →

An Intro to Geocaching, a Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

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Fallen leaves crunched underneath the wandering steps of my muddy shoes as I looked down at my digital compass, watching the displayed number of measured distance decrease steadily. Following the teetering needle, I held onto the leash of my dog Continue Reading →

Texas State Park Ambassadors visit Lake Mineral Wells State Park

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Just 45 minutes west of Fort Worth, Texas, is Lake Mineral Wells State Park, a beautiful and entertaining park geared up to introduce families to the time of their lives through camping, kayaking, fishing, swimming, geocaching, climbing, rappelling, hiking, biking, and other outdoor Continue Reading →

Enchanted Rock: A Texas Tradition

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If you’re a fan of Red Dirt Texas Country music, you might have come across an amazing bucket list-of-a-song by Josh Abbott Band featuring Pat Green, titled, “My Texas.” If not, you can hear it here. At the beginning, Josh Continue Reading →

Day Trippin’ at McKinney Falls State Park (Part 1)

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A weary soul can be refreshed by the hands of nature. Something about sitting upon a cool stone next to the rolling purr of a spring-fed waterfall and inhaling its pure misty breath into your lungs while the warm sun Continue Reading →

The Hidden Adventures of Colorado Bend State Park

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Standing on a ledge halfway into the narrow rocky mouth of one of Colorado Bend State Park’s wild cave systems, I gaped at the vertical chute wondering how in the world I was going to manage this one. If I Continue Reading →