It’s that time of the year – the time when temps begin to cool and we’re all looking to get outdoors a little more. Here in Midland, Texas, we’re lucky to live close to some pretty great trails close to home at Sundance Creek. Chip away at your trail bucket list with these four in Midland.
I-20 Wildlife Preserve
The I-20 Wildlife Preserve is a 100-acre riparian forest campus, managed by a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving and restoring natural areas while educating the public about its land. At the preserve, visitors can stroll the moderately trafficked 1.3-mile loop, which is good for all skill levels. Accessible year-round, runners, hikers, walkers, and bird watchers all frequent this mini-oasis.
Sibley Nature Center – Perimeter Loop
Some of the best wildlife and flora viewing of the region can be found at Sibley Nature Center, another amazing nonprofit out of Midland. There is plenty of open space to roam, along with a 1.2-mile looped nature trail for runners and hikers. And after a stroll, if you’re wanting to learn more about the nature and history of our region, check out their educational programs.
Windlands Park Loop Trail
Windlands Park is an expansive 55-acre community park with several amenities, including a 0.8-mile jogging and walking loop. Be warned: There is very little shade, so it’s best to avoid visiting on hot days. There’s a perimeter trail and other paths that cross through, so you can pick your destination and length on this inner-city trail.
Barney Grafa Park
The trail at Barney Grafa is small, but perfect for families with children as there is a fence between the road and the trail. At 0.4 miles, this concrete loop trail is set against a backdrop of beautiful large willow trees.
With social distancing in full-effect, the trails are the best place to be. Get your body moving and a dose of vitamin D with these Midland trails. Visit the Sundance Creek blog for ideas on more fun things to do in and around the neighborhood.