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Get Your Outdoor Fix on the Katy Trail

Dallas might not be known as the most scenic of cities, but the Katy Trail defies that stigma and brings nature, fitness and skyscrapers together in a beautiful way. Stretching from downtown to the SMU area in the Park Cities, the trail provides a path for joggers, waPicture 19lkers, skateboarders, bikers, rollerbladers, dog-walkers and baby strollers to move smoothly through the Dallas landscape.

The most recent addition, Snyder’s Union, overlooks the Trail at Carlisle Place close to Lemmon Avenue. It features a circular granite seating area covered by a dramatic trellis to reveal a beautiful view of Lee Park. If you take the trail north toward Park Cities, stop off on Knox Henderson at the Highland Park Pharmacy for a Vanilla Coke, Limeade, or several other old fashioned sodas to quench your thirst. 5K’s and walk-a-thons are not uncommon, so keep an eye out for opportunities to experience the nature on Katy in a variety of ways.