Summer may be ending, but you and your family don’t have to wait a year to go on your next adventure. Experiencing the beauty of the natural world during fall can make for an exciting weekend or week-long outing just as much as any trip to a theme park can. Outdoor adventures are closer than you think. The Rio Grande Valley is chock full of gorgeous parks and wildlife refuges perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Support Texas’s conservation efforts by visiting some of these incredible natural attractions.
Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park
Get outside and get some exercise with a trip to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park – a great destination regardless of the time of year! This unique destination touts miles of hiking and bicycle trails that run through the heart of the park. Along the way, you’ll see why this state park was chosen to be a member of the World Birding Center. More than 500 different species of birds call Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park their home. Visitors can view bird migrations, including thousands of migrating hawks from the park’s Hawk Tower, as well as nesting behaviors common in the spring and fall. Want to see the sights without straining your body? Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park also provides guided transportation tours for elderly, people with limited mobility or just plain tired outdoor warriors.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refug
Still can’t get enough of Texas’s rich variety of bird species? At Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, adventurers can scour the nearly 100,000 acre region for unique native and migratory birds. Experience all the most important sights with a self-guided tour or wander the wilderness via the miles of weaving hiking trails. This refuge is perfect for bird enthusiasts or as an educational family outing and is less than an hour from numerous convenient RV resorts.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
There’s more to the Rio Grande Valley than just beautiful birds. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,000 acre region filled with other amazing creatures native to Texas. Hike the nature trails or ride along on a guided tram tour of all the best wildlife hotspots in the refuge. Kids will love climbing the tree tower and taking an exhilarating walk along the tree canopy, perfect for catching incredible views of the park. Surround yourself with nature’s most beautiful and fascinating animals at this uniquely exciting refuge.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Wilder RV Resort
Your adventures don’t have to be put on hold simply because the weather is cooler, especially if you’re in Florida or Texas where the fall and winter months can be some of the nicest. It’s time to hit the road for a natural experience you’ll have to see to believe. When you’re ready to unwind, there’s no better place to take a load off than a Wilder RV Resort. With resort style amenities and exciting after-hours activities, you’ll never have a dull moment during your next road trip. Contact us online to find the Wilder RV Resort closest to your destination.