Best Outdoor Activities in Tyler

Tyler Outdoor Activities

One of the great things that makes Tyler and East Texas a great place to live is that there are quite a few options for outdoor recreation. Tyler is a great place to relocate if you are looking for outdoor activities that you cannot find in a larger city.

There are a lot of options when selecting a city in Texas to live in and outdoor living can be a large deciding factor. Tyler offers a variety of options from beautiful lakes, park options, hiking trails and more. Here are some of the most popular outdoor activities to enjoy in the Tyler area.

Water Recreation in Tyler

Water Recreation in the Tyler Area

The summer time in Tyler is generally hot but one thing that makes summer enjoyable in East Texas is the opportunity to cool off. All ages can find a water activity from great fishing, boating on one of the many lakes or even cooling off in several of our local water parks.

Several parks located around Tyler have splash pads that are open to the public for kids to cool off on hot summer days and get out from behind screens.

East Texas is covered in lakes and has an abundance of water with fishing for bass and catfish. Lake Fork to the north of Tyler offers some of the best largemouth bass fishing around. Lake Tyler has recreational opportunities to rental stand up paddle boards. Tyler State Park offers gear rentals for fishing, kayaking, boating and more.

Tyler Area Trails and Hiking

Trails in Tyler

  • Faulkner Park
  • Tyler State Park
  • Legacy Trail
  • South Tyler Trails
  • Rose Rudman
  • Camp Ford Trail

While East Texas by no means has mountain hiking there are a lot of great options to get outdoors with your family. The best place to get out into nature is Tyler State Park which is highlighted by a 64 acre spring fed lake. The park features over 13 miles and is a great place to explore during the Spring and Fall.

For those looking to stay closer into the city Faulkner Park provides a beautiful way to explore while being right in the middle of South Tyler. The park offers a 5.6 miles loop trail just off of Broadway and Cumberland Road in South Tyler. The trail is also a popular area for mountain biking.

If you are just looking to get out for a walk, job or bike the City of Tyler has an ever expanding trail system through the city. The Rose Rudman and South Tyler trail system has miles of paths running along Mud Creek in Tyler. The recently completed Legacy Trail runs along Old Jacksonville highway from Fresh by Brookshire's down to Gresham. The trail is currently undergoing an expansion towards the Tyler Rose Garden.

Parks in Tyler

Tyler Area Parks

  • Bergfeld Park
  • Children's Park
  • Faulkner Park
  • Fun Forest Park
  • Golden Road Park
  • Lindsey Park

Just within the city limits of Tyler there are 28 public parks and 60 miles of trails encompassing over 1000 acres that are available to the public.

Above are just a few of those 28 parks and they offer hiking opportunities, trails, tennis, baseball, soccer facilities and more. Tyler has some top of the line little leagues facilities that routinely hold large baseball tournaments with teams traveling from around the area.

Additional Outdoor Activities in Tyler

Other Outdoor Activities

  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Tyler Rose Garden
  • Fresh 15k Road Race
  • Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary
  • Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari Park

Tyler offers some other great options for outdoor fun. One of the highlights of our city is the Caldwell Zoo. The zoo features over 3,000 animals on 125 acres right near Downtown Tyler. If you are into running Fresh by Brookshire's hosts an annual 15k running race in March every year with over 2000 people participating.

Tyler Texas Living

Our outdoor activities are just one of many things that make East Texas a great place to live. We would love the chance to show you everything that is great about living in Tyler. Our site offers the latest listings in real time or you can reach us at 903-561-2600 to talk about making your move to East Texas a reality.

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