Fort Worth's warm climate make the City of Cowboys and Culture a perfect destination for outdoor and sports enthusiasts. Golfers , for example, can enjoy a wide variety of municipal courses and private clubs year-round.
Trinity Trails are the biking/cycling, running/walking trails of Fort Worth, Texas. The trails are named for the Trinity River, along which many of the trails are located.
This site is still in its infancy. The above map includes an in-progress map of the Trinity Trails, the trailheads with parking and other sites of interest on the trail. Manipulate the map, zoom in, have a look around and click any of the icons for more information on what they represent. Google Maps already includes the Trinity Trails and other bike routes on their basic maps, but I hope to include additional helpful information on this map for those who use or would like to use the Trinity Trails.
The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge ( FWNC &R ) is a hidden jewel-a wilderness comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna , the FWNC &R beckons to those searching for a tranquil piece of nature.
At 3,621 acres, the FWNC &R is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the refuge. The FWNC &R offers a variety of education programs and hikes for individuals, schools and families. The staff is also heavily involved in Land Management techniques to ensure that the natural history of North Central Texas is preserved.
Greenbriar Lake offers great fishing year round without leaving the city limits.
Texas Parks & Wildlife stock the lake with channel catfish, bluegill sunfish, green sunfish and largemouth bass — as well as rainbow trout in winter months — to create an urban fishery and family recreational fishing experience.
Children under age 17 can fish for free, but all adults must get a fishing permit with a freshwater stamp to fish in the state of Texas.
Individuals only may catch up to five channel catfish (no minimum length). Visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife website or call 1-800-792-1112 to find out about fishing regulations on other species.
Officials recommend catching and releasing slow-growing largemouth bass and sunfish. For those who want to eat what they catch, remember to take precautions to avoid health risk from contaminants.
Lakes, especially in urban settings, collect pollutants that wash down stream and run off from the surrounding area. Largemouth bass have been tested for contaminates and are considered safe, but simple steps can reduce health risks from pollutants:
Burger's Lake is a 30-acre park featuring a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming. The facility includes two sandy beaches for sunning; wonderful big trees for shade; six diving boards, a 20-foot slide and 25-foot trapeze; and a complete staff of certified lifeguards
The Backwoods Kayak & Canoe concession is located at Panther Island Pavilion within the Trinity Uptown Neighborhood District at 480 N. Taylor. The concession will be open from March until September with fewer operating hours during the winter months. The concession will house eight single kayaks, four tandem kayaks, Three canoes and a variety of Hobie kayaks. You will be able to paddle for multiple hours down the West Fork of the Trinity, or about 30 minutes down the Clear Fork before turning around.We Provide the boat, paddles, and life jackets for all ages. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, food or drinks if you would like, and be prepared to get wet; act as if you were going to the river! “It is a real privilege to be chosen for this concession,” Jennifer Mull, chief executive officer of Backwoods, said. “We are thrilled to help shape the future of outdoor recreation in Fort Worth as activity along the Trinity River increases and we look forward to being a part of the city's future.
Cowtown Wakepark brings wakeboarding, the country's hottest water sport, to Fort Worth in a whole new way – there's no boat and you don't need any experience or equipment.
DFW SURF is the premier provider of Stand Up Paddle lessons, rentals and gear in the North Texas area. At DFW Surf, you will find professional lessons and classes in addition to Float on Yoga. DFW Surf also hosts the longest running annual SUP race in Texas (The DFW Surf Open). Space is limited; Reservation required. Reserve your spot today! Get on board for the next launch at Lake Worth Marina Park, just minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Lake Worth launch times: Wednesdays: 6:30p Saturdays & Sundays:9:00a, 10:30a, 12:00p, 1:30p
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
Benbrook Stables is a full service, family-oriented equestrian center. Located in southwest of Fort Worth next to Lake Benbrook the stables are spread out over 80 acres. They specialize in Boarding, Trail Riding for the public, Lessons, Birthday Parties, Camps, Clinics, Training and Sales, Roping, Barrel Racing, Playdays, Arena Rental, Weddings, Girl & Boy Scout Badges, Hayrides and more.
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