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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Discover Kayak
Discover Kayak

(972) 369-9506

2100 Lakeview Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051   Directions Website

Explore Kayak offers kayak lessons and tours suitable for all skill levels at Lake Grapevine and Lake Lavon. Specializing in lessons and guided tours, Explore Kayak ensures a high-quality kayaking experience. Their certified professionals prioritize fun and safety. They provide fast, comfortable, and stable touring kayaks, lightweight paddles, and clean life jackets.

Explore Kayak aims to provide the best experience on the water. Offering lessons for beginners to experts by top certified instructors in Texas and guided tours on Lake Grapevine, which include high-quality equipment and an accredited guide to assist you. No experience is necessary.

Go Ape!
Go Ape!

(800) 971-8271

1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76006   Directions Website

Experience the thrill of outdoor zipline and ropes course adventures at Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park in Arlington, Texas. Their expertly designed courses provide exhilarating moments as you glide through stunning treetops, offering breathtaking views of the natural surroundings.

Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a family seeking a unique bonding experience, the aerial adventures cater to all ages and skill levels. Get ready for 40-foot-high tree-to-tree crossings, long ziplines over the Trinity River, and heart-pounding Tarzan swings. An adventure like no other awaits you.

Little K Acres
Little K Acres

(817) 946-2180

414 Cagle Crow
Mansfield, TX 76063   Directions Website

Little K Acres is a comprehensive and top-notch horse facility set on 30 picturesque acres, ideally situated on a quiet and tree-lined road in the serene landscapes of Northwest Mansfield, Texas. Their location provides a peaceful retreat from the urban hustle and bustle while ensuring easy access for all.

Little K Acres offers various services, including expert riding lessons, professional horse training, top-quality boarding facilities, colt starting, tune-ups, engaging clinics, and the option to host private and delightful birthday parties. Their dedicated team is committed to providing an exceptional experience for riders and horses alike. Witness the outstanding amenities and personalized care that set Little K Acres apart. They guarantee you'll be captivated by all that they have to offer.

Lonestar Adventure Sports
Lonestar Adventure Sports

(214) 724-8311

Rockledge Park 3600 Pilot Point
Grapevine, TX 76051   Directions

Embark on a peaceful escapade to the serene waters of Lake Grapevine with an exhilarating kayaking experience at Lonestar Adventure Sports. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned paddler, Lonestar Adventure Sports caters to individuals of all skill levels.

Take your pick from single or double kayak rentals, which are suitable for short excursions or full-day explorations. These allow you to savor breathtaking vistas just a paddle's length away from the launch site. Furthermore, Lonestar Adventure Sports provides private lessons and group rental options for those seeking to organize a special occasion, ensuring a distinctive and enjoyable adventure for all participants.

NRH2O Family Water Park
NRH2O Family Water Park

(817) 427-6500

9001 Blvd 26
North Richland Hills, TX 76180   Directions Website

NRH2O is a sprawling 17-acre water park in the heart of North Richland Hills, Texas. Since its grand opening in 1995, this cherished park has been a destination for families and adventure enthusiasts. Offering an array of attractions, visitors can immerse themselves in the thrill of over 22 exhilarating waterslides, bask in the refreshment of the NRH2Ocean wave pool, leisurely drift along the tranquil lazy river, and take a rejuvenating plunge in the inviting swimming pool.

Among the park's remarkable features is the Green Extreme, the nation's longest uphill water roller coaster. It delivers an exhilarating journey propelled by powerful water jets along its impressive 1,100-foot course. NRH2O guests can also take advantage of complimentary parking and access to accessible conveniences such as life jackets and tubes, ensuring a carefree and delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

PlayGrand Adventures
PlayGrand Adventures
2985 Epic Pl
Grand Prairie, TX 75051   Directions Website
Ray Cerda

(972) 237-8100

PlayGrand Adventures offers a safe and exciting playground experience for people of all ages in Grand Prairie, Texas. The playground features adventure areas designed to stimulate, challenge, and promote the development of various skill sets while providing opportunities for social interaction, discovery, creativity, and exercise.

This playground is part of a more extensive park and entertainment destination called EpicCentral, which includes The Epic (a fitness, arts, and entertainment facility), Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, Bolder Adventure Park, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Illuvia (a Vegas-style water and light show), Loop 9 BBQ, The Finch, Vidorra, The Summit 50+ Club, trail systems, and GrandLawn & Amphitheater.


(972) 567-7871

113 Las Colinas Blvd E
Irving, TX 75039   Directions Website

Operating for over a decade, SUP NTX is a cherished family-run business deeply rooted in the waterside community. They offer an extensive array of activities centered around stand-up paddle boarding and beyond; their services encompass SUP fitness, rejuvenating SUP yoga classes, lively birthday parties, engaging youth groups, invigorating team-building exercises, intimate date packages, serene sunset paddles, and more.

Their fundamental goal is to foster a spirit of adventure among individuals of all ages and fitness levels by encouraging them to try stand-up paddling. Whether you seek rentals, expert lessons, premium paddle board purchases, or wish to orchestrate a group gathering for up to 60 participants, SUP North Texas is the paramount destination for indulging in paddle boarding.

The Dunham Farm
The Dunham Farm

(817) 627-4789

3501 E FM 1187
Burleson, TX 76028   Directions Website

Nestled in a stunning old-growth pecan forest in Burleson, the Dunham Farm is home to the fourth generation of animal raisers dedicated to raising top-quality animals. As a visitor, you can experience a variety of attractions, including a Wildlife Park/Petting Zoo, Silkie chickens, Netherland Dwarf bunnies, and a Tree Farm.

Get familiar with exotic animals like Capybara, wallabies, and giant tortoises. The farm recommends scheduling an appointment to make the most of your visit. Take the chance to hand-feed and pet a baby capybara. If you're in the DFW area, call today and schedule your visit to immerse yourself in these incredible attractions.

The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Grapevine Lake
The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Grapevine Lake

(888) 329-8993

1501 N Dooley St
Grapevine, TX 76051   Directions Website

Nestled in the heart of breathtaking scenery, the award-winning Vineyards Campground & Cabins offers a tranquil escape with its picturesque grounds overlooking the serene lake. The campground boasts spacious pull-thru spaces that provide ample room for RVs of all sizes, while the well-appointed cabins offer a cozy retreat for those seeking a more traditional camping experience.

Guests can indulge in various tailored amenities to ensure a delightful stay. The private beach invites relaxation and recreation, while the fully stocked Camp Store caters to camping essentials and whimsical souvenirs. Additionally, the campground hosts various onsite events to create community and foster lasting memories for visitors. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to fish, hike, and kayak within the vicinity, immersing themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds the campground.

Trinity River Kayak
Trinity River Kayak

(214) 513-0649

1601 E Sandy Lake Rd
Coppell, TX 75019   Directions Website

Trinity River Kayak provides a range of exciting river trip adventures covering a 22-mile stretch of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Situated on spacious 2 acres of land, they offer options suitable for every adventure seeker, with an extensive fleet of over 100 kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs).

They also boast three 15-passenger vans to ensure efficient transportation along the river. Conveniently located in Coppell, TX, this is an ideal launch point for various outdoor activities, including family and friend outings, corporate events, scout groups, church gatherings, and team-building activities. Book your trip to embark on your urban adventure for an unforgettable experience.

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