When the weather is cooler, my family and I enjoy exploring our local trails here in North Texas. We especially enjoy these picks for scouting or just need an escape from every day in and near our Richardson TX area.

Each nature preserve or area offers a scenic river close to the northern or panhandle area of Richardson, TX

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FIVE MILE HIKE | 8″ × 10″ | Acrylic | ©️ Sandra Mucha

Remember to take your water bottle, sunblock, bug spray, camera, cell phone and to wear comfortable shoes.

3. Spring Creek Nature Area

Across the street from Richardson’s Cityline, this 51 acres south of Renner Rd extending from Central Expressway to Foxboro Park at Plano Rd and Braeburn Dr has Multi-use trail, natural areas, hardwood forest, a pedestrian bridge over winding Spring Creek, picnic benches, horseshoe pit. Trail links with Galatyn Woodland Preserve. Park across the street at Cityline Shopping Plaza or Park near the Railline

2. Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

The Plano hot air balloons festival is held here in September on Spring Creek Parkway. Go one street over to the other side of the park with access along Los Rios Boulevard to find the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. This is Plano’s largest park, is 800 acres and extends from Parker Road on the south to Chaparral Road on the north and from Spring Creek Parkway on the west to Los Rios Boulevard on the east. The park boasts 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails located along Rowlett Creek. Nature trails are open from sunrise to sunset daily. Turn left into the park heading west on Lois Rios Boulevard for parking.

1.Spring Creek Forest Preserve.

While this trail is actually in Garland it is just south of George Bush Tollway at 1770 Holford Rd. It is known for its towering trees and wide multi-use trails. Use the east side of the park just off of Holford for parking.

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A WING’S WHISPER | 7.5″ × 7.5 | Acrylic | ©️ Sandra Mucha

See you on the trail.