Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hiking 101

Southlake is home to several parks and trails that can be explored year-round. Whether you’re a first-time hiker or a nature lover, taking a hike can help boost your mood, de-stress and enhance your overall well-being.

Although spending time in the good ole outdoors is a convenient way to improve your health, a level of preparation is required.

Below are five tips to get you started:

  1. Bring a water bottle – staying hydrated is essential when working out.
  2. Wear closed toe shoes – wearing closed toe shoes helps to protect your toes and provides sturdy ankle support for the journey ahead.
  3. Bring a buddy – buddies can help navigate, take pictures and keep you safe.
  4. Stay on the trail – staying on trail allows you to navigate safely and away from unknown threats.
  5. Dress in layers – dressing in layers can protect the body from inclement weather.

 

Now that you’re ready to “get your hike on” you can explore one of our parks by visiting www.ExperienceSouthlake.com. Let’s get hiking!

 

Let’s Take a Hike!

The weather outside is beautiful this time of year, aside from the occasional 100-degree day. The evenings and mornings are cool and crisp. What better way to enjoy the outdoors with a hike around your neighborhood or community! 

Southlake is home to over 180 miles of sidewalks and trails, for a variety of exercise or leisure options. The best news is there’s more to come! 

The City of Southlake’s interactive sidewalks map shows hikers existing sidewalks and trails, as well as those planned for the future.  

The perfect sidewalk or trail is just a few steps away, so grab your water bottle and sneakers, and head outside for hike. 

To keep up with all things mobility in Southlake, visit ConnectSouthlake.com, the Southlake Mobility Facebook page or sign up for the mobility e-newsletter.