Erwin Park: Where Cyclists and Nature Come Together!

This morning I went out with my husband to take some photos at Erwin Park. Erwin Park is an open space multi-acre park at the North end of McKinney on FM 1461 (or Lake Forest Drive to most of us). There are winding curves  that make for lots of fun and challenge while you are navigating your bike on the road.

Erwin Park is a beautiful place to spend the day.

The winding road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the more daring bicyclist, there are dirt trails with a variety of difficulty that are sure to keep even the experienced rider on their toes.

Trail markers are all along the trail to help you navigate.

Some of the trails are quite hilly and challenging.

As we rode around in our Jeep, we noticed many people out getting ready to go out on the trails. It appeared that many of them come here every weekend to get in a good ride as well as socialize with the other cyclists.

This rider is making sure his tires are all pumped up.

Many riders were stretching out and checking their bikes out making sure they were in tip top condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This group of riders looked as if they had just come off the trails and were enjoying themselves under the big shade trees that are lining the road.

This group of riders looked as if they had just come off the trails and were enjoying themselves under the big shade trees that are lining the road.

My husband and I drove down the road a little further and came across this campground. We decided to get out of the Jeep and explore a little. We walked over to the trails that were kind of hidden behind the trees and hoped that a rider might come by.

One of the many campground areas in Erwin Park.

 

It was to our delight that soon after getting settled at the side of the trail (in a safe spot), two riders came by on their bikes. It was a hilly area of the trail and they were both struggling and getting a VERY GOOD WORKOUT!!

 

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Cyclist riding down one of the trails.

Peddling up the hill appeared to be much harder.

Peddling up the hill appeared to be much harder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we continued down the road we saw some people that had set up a camp area and were having a great time! This is one of the few places in McKinney that families are able to set up a tent and camp with their families overnight.

This sure looks like fun!!

 

Exploring Erwin Park turned out to be a real learning experience and lots of fun!! The park has play equipment for the kids and nice restroom facilities as well as several gazebo areas that would be the perfect place for a Family Reunion or a Birthday Party.I would encourage anyone who loves to explore to come out to Erwin Park… spend a day with friends or family and get back to nature!

Website for directions and information on Erwin Park:

http://www.dorba.org/trail.php?t=10

 

It is a beautiful place to ride your bike, hike nature trails, have a campfire and roast some marshmallows or just go for a nice drive through the park and enjoy being out in the quiet country atmosphere. You won’t be sorry. You might even meet some new friends like we did!

You can come and enjoy the park all day long.

 

 

This group of guys were kind enough to pose for a pic for my story.

This bridge was a nice cool place to take a break on a hot day like today.

 

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