32 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com MARCH | APRIL 2019 FACE YOUR FEARS AND PUSH YOUR LIMITS 4 TRINITY FOREST ADVENTURE PARK Swing through the trees on the ropes course at this aerial adventure park! With various levels of difficulty depending on how daring you’re feeling, and a mini course for kiddies ages 4 and up, there’s something for everyone at this unique obstacle course. This park will definitely sneak in a good sweat, while you’re trying your hand at a variety of hurdles including wobble ladders, tight ropes, cargo nets, zip lines, and more! Check out their website for all of the park amenities and to sign up for your first climb at www.trinitytreetops.com. A WALK WITH A VIEW 5 RONALD KIRK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE Carve out 1-2 hours to walk the length of this bridge, which is in its 5th year as a pedestrian walkway. Connecting Downtown Dallas and West Dallas, you can expect great views of the Dallas skyline as you make your way over the Trinity River. Less than half a mile in length, walking the entire bridge is totally feasible, though you’re welcome to go as far as you want and then turn back. If you’re interested in adding some extra flare to your walk, take part in one of the bridge’s free outdoor fitness classes, such as boot camps or Zumba! Check out the bridge’s website to get a better idea of all its great activities and amenities at www.dallascontinentalbridge.com. 6 TRINITY SKYLINE TRAIL Ease into trail walks with this hard surface trail located close to the Trinity River in the Dallas Floodway. Eliminating the mess of dirt trails but including picturesque views of Downtown Dallas, Trinity Skyline Trail is as close to “glamorous” as a trail walk could get. The entire trail is 4.6 miles long and includes several access points that allow hikers and bikers to come and go along the way. Check out www.trinityrivercorridor.com/recreation/trinity-skyline-trail to get the addresses of all the trail access points. FUN BEGINS WHERE THE ROAD ENDS 7 WHITE ROCK LAKE PADDLEBOARDING & KAYAKING Combine fun with an awesome workout when you rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak at Dallas’ White Rock Lake. Surrounding neighborhoods and shoreline wildlife create a great backdrop of scenic sights for your workout. If your arms are feeling the burn, take a load off and hop in for a swim (or float if you’re wearing a life-vest). A Dallas staple for water-based fun since the 1930s, there’s no way you want to miss the opportunity to branch out and give these water sports a try! Check out White Rock Paddle Co. (one of the lake’s many vendor options for water sports) at www.whiterockpaddle.com. 8 OAK CLIFF NATURE PRESERVE If you’re looking to channel your inner Bear Grylls, Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is the place to explore. One of the top nature preserves in Dallas, Oak Cliff Nature Preserve offers 8 miles of trails, with 6 different loop options. Open fields, wooded areas, and even wet, creek crossings are included in this choose-your-own-adventure opportunity to get outside and work up a sweat. Pro-tip: hit this nature preserve during the spring, and you’ll be knee-deep in fields of wildflowers. For more information, visit www.dorba.org/trail. 4 7 5 6 4 7 8