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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

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Located about an hour north of the sprawling Far North Dallas area, you find the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Located west of Sherman, its main attraction is the flocks of migrating birds drawn to these wetlands on the south shore of Lake Texoma. Timing is important for visiting Hagerman. Migrating …

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Bluebonnets In Bloom

Bluebonnets In Bloom

April brings us the blooming of the bluebonnets. Washington may have its cherry blossoms. Holland has tulips. But Texas is home to the bluebonnet. It’s the state’s signature wildflower. You’re likely to see them in fields and along roads all over North Texas, but the best viewing is traditionally along …

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Spring Is Tent Camping Time

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Spring is the time to haul out the camping gear and start planning trips to your favorite camping destinations. Whether it’s off to the mountains, finding a spot in the national forests of the Piney Woods, or maybe even the seashore, Texas has lots of camping sites to offer. A …

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Time To Get Those Bikes Out

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Springtime’s warmer weather brings out the biking urge in just about everybody. From roadies, to cruisers, to off-road adrenaline junkies. North Texas has room for all. For road bike fans, there are several options in the area. Our article on bike clubs will lead you to the Plano Bicycle Association …

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