It’s Finally Cooling Off, Now is the Perfect Time to Hit the Trails and Go Hiking!
The family and I were sitting around trying to think of an activity we can all do together and that doesn't cost too much, even better if it's free! Now that things are starting to cool off some outside, a little fall family fun is in order. Well, after we started listing "things to do" hiking came up and everyone agreed we'd hit the trails out at the mountains. It's the perfect weekend activity and will get us all outdoors and moving.
Living in S.W. Oklahoma we're literally surrounded by great hiking, camping, and outdoor activities galore. With the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge right here and only a few miles away why not take the short drive and get some quality time off the pavement and even get some exercise and fresh air too!
Hit play on the video below to take a virtual hike in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
I've lived here in Lawton, Fort Sill for most of my life and have been to the refuge hundreds of times, but there are still plenty of places to explore. It surprises me how many people who live here that have never been to the mountains, even some who were born here. It's a great place to visit and unwind and there are tons of different places to go, activities, and incredible views to take in. Plus it's really cheap to do!
A great place to start is www.TravelOk.com they have pages and pages of places you can go hiking and camp. From beginner to advanced trails and everything in between. You can also visit the official website of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. They even have guided hikes and special group hikes as well. It's great to get outdoors, spend some time with family and friends and get some fresh air and exercise all at the same time. So if you're looking for some fall family fun why not hit the trails and do a little hiking?