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Hiking in College Station: Fall Edition

You're not alone if you get excited at the thought of autumn rolling into College Station. With school in full swing and all the activities that come with it, it's an exciting time of year. A great way to breathe in the crisp air and enjoy the changing colors is to get out for a hike at one of the many local trails near our apartments in College Station, TX.

Lick Creek Park

Located on Rock Prairie Road off of Highway 6 S, Lick Creek Park offers three to four miles of trails along wide paths that are well shaded and full of interest. There are many indigenous animal and plant species to enjoy while exercising. If you're a birdwatcher, this is a particularly active spot to practice your skills.

This off-leash park provides you the opportunity to bring your four-legged companion out for a stroll, or you may prefer to cycle or jog. There are covered spots to stop and rest as well as many helpful staff to answer questions.

The new nature center offers educational events, a monarch butterfly garden, native plant display, visiting exhibits, amphitheater, and much more. Come in and relax for a while and use the facilities. If you're an equestrian, you'll also enjoy the park's dedicated equestrian entrance.

Lake Bryan Trail

This 11.2-mile moderate trail follows the eastern shore of Lake Bryan, which provides some very picturesque scenery. This is a trail that's maintained by the Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association, so you are likely to come into contact with riders; however, it is also very accommodating as a hiking trail. There is a small entrance fee, and the park is moderately populated, so you aren't just out there alone in the wilderness. Take some time to sit and relax on the shores of the lake before heading back to civilization.

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

Located on Krenek Tap Road, this 47-acre park features a wide variety of activities. It was originally the Arnold family farm, and you will find it an idyllic setting for taking in a relaxing afternoon. Watch one of the ball games going on while you enjoy a snack from the concession stand, or feed the ducks while relaxing by the two-acre pond. Hike or meander at your own pace along the walking trail. Whatever you decide, it's bound to be a pleasant retreat from life's responsibilities.

After all that "down time" with fresh air and exercise, you'll be ready to come home to Rise at Northgate. If you don't already call us home, feel free to schedule a showing to view all our apartment homes have to offer.