Activities abound at lakes: July is a great month to explore the outdoors

by | Jul 13, 2017 | Sports

Kayaking is one many water offerings around the area. Courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

July is the month when America celebrates its founding, and one where folks break out the grills and attempt to demonstrate just what kind of backyard chefs they’re capable of being.

This year, July is also National Parks and Recreation month, a time when folks and families are encouraged to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer.

In North Texas, there is much to consider when deciding what activity would be best under the scorching Lone Star sun. In particular, what is a good way to have fun, get some exercise and stay cool. Well, being near or on the water is good way to achieve all those goals, and fortunately, there are plenty of places close by to do just that.

The large body of water in Wylie is known primarily as a fishing spot, which it is, but there are other things to do besides casting a line at Lavon.

Those interested in riding the surface with speed can rent ski boats or wave runners, or they could just rent a fishing boat to relax the time away while casting for largemouth bass, white bass, channel and blue catfish, crappie as well as other denizens beneath Lavon’s surface.

By Greg Ford • Sports Editor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the July 13 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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