May 5

4 Best Spring Destinations Near Denton


Girl jumping off a dock into a lake.Spring is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore the area around Denton. This year, make plans to visit these four places. They’re four of the best spring destinations near Denton.

Lewisville Lake

Considering that one of north Texas’s largest and most popular lakes sits just outside of Denton, it makes sense for you to visit this spring as the temperatures start to warm. Even if it’s still a bit too cold to go swimming, you still have plenty of things to do, such as boating and fishing. It’s okay if you don’t own your own boat. Several businesses on the lake offer rentals.

With 233 miles of shoreline, you can also enjoy Lewisville Lake’s beaches. The public beaches are great places to get a head start on your summer reading or simply take a nap in the sun.
If you’re more interested in exploring nature, take one of the numerous hikes around Lewisville Lake. It’s a great chance to see young animals and spring flowers.

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, located immediately north of Lewisville Lake, covers 2,900 acres of preserved land. With eight designated trails, you can spend a few hours walking through the woods. Trail lengths vary from 0.23 miles to 3.01 miles, so you can choose one that’s right for you. During your walk, you’ll likely run into several bird and wildlife species. Of course, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for plants in bloom.
The great thing about Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is that you can visit several types of environments without traveling very far. The center has a prairie, bottomland hardwood forest, grasslands, and wetlands. This diversity will keep you interested throughout your walk. Make sure you pay careful attention to your surroundings. You never know when something amazing will appear.

Wildhorse Golf Club

If you play golf, then you will want to schedule a tee time this spring at Wildhorse Golf Club. This is one of the most impeccably maintained courses in the area. Much of its beauty comes from natural features, including grassland and ponds, that bring the whole course together.
This 18-hole course has plenty of obstacles, so veteran golfers will feel challenged. It isn’t so difficult that novice players will feel left out, though, so bring a few friends, even if they don’t have much experience.

Center for the Visual Arts

You never know what the weather will do during spring, so you should have at least one option that’s indoors. Center for the Visual Arts is a small museum that you can spend 30 minutes to an hour in, making it the perfect destination when you have kids in tow.
Despite its small size, Center for the Visual Arts has an impressive collection with exhibits that change three to four times per year. Even if you have been recently, it’s worth returning to see what’s new.
No matter what kinds of things you enjoy doing, you will find something fun in the Denton area. Start with these four destinations and find others that sound fun to you.
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