I wrote all about our first visit to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge here. Last weekend, we returned to hike the longest trail there, the Meadow Pond Trail. At 2.85 miles one way, the hike would be just shy of 6 miles. The path leads past Deaver Pond and Meadow Pond to the end and back. …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. Dallas has so many hiking trails, and it has now become a habit for Mr. JJ …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. I have said it a lot while writing this series, and I will repeat it. How …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. In the southwest corner of Dallas County, across from Cedar Hill State Park, lie 600 acres …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. Recently, we came to know through friends about the Legacy Trail. Linking three different pre-existing trails, …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. Chandor Gardens, named for its original owners, Douglas and Ina Chandor, is located in Weatherford, TX. …

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Arbor Hills is one of Plano’s best-known sites for a day in the sun and has been for as long as I can remember. When our kids were younger, we have met friends there, celebrated birthday parties, and taken the kids on nature walks. I distinctly remember going up to the observation tower but have …

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