February is shaping up to be a beautiful month in and around College Station, Tx. The forecast says plenty of sunny days in the mid-60s, low 70s with just a few days of late winter rains. You know what beautiful weather calls for? Some time spent outdoors!
This area offers some of our state’s most stunning natural sights with no shortage of hiking trails to enjoy them. Hiking is a great way to stay active during the winter and to take a mental break from your studies. Trust us. Plan an hour trip to one of the following great spots in the Brazos Valley for some much-deserved fresh air:
- Lick Creek Park — This 515-acre park offers a winding five miles of trails through its wooded environment. Lick Creek Park is particularly a favorite among dog owners as off-leash hiking is allowed so long as dogs remain within sight and have great recall.
- Lake Bryan Trail — Need some water views in your life? The Lake Bryan Trail is a 10-mile hiking trail that winds through dense forests, fields, and waterscapes. You’ll find several cute wooden bridges going over creeks cutting across the path. Admission here is $5, but you can hike, bike, fish, and even camp at Lake Bryan.
- Stephen C. Beachy Central Park — Aptly named, this is the go-to park for College Station activities and recreation. Football, baseball, and soccer fields line one side of the park while a winding path runs through 10 acres of woods on the other end. The Stephen C. Beachy Central Park is also home to the Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market, open every Wednesday afternoon March thru August.
- Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway — Situated less than an hour outside the city, this is a day adventure must. The trail here is mostly flat and wide, accessible both by foot and by bike. Angling enthusiasts will love it here thanks to several creeks, as well as a fully-stocked lake.
This region of Texas is known for its beautiful weather, but this month is shaping up to be especially nice. So grab your boots, your friends, and a bottle of your favorite beverage and make it out to one of your new home’s parks.