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Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway, Texas [Official]


THERE’S NO DOUBT
LAKE SOMERVILLE IS A TOP DESTINATION FOR TEXANS. CLOSE TO HOUSTON, AUSTIN
AND BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, THE LAKE IS PERFECT FOR FOLKS
WHO LOVE TO PLAY IN THE WATER. NESTLED ON THE
WEST SIDE OF THE LAKE IS THE LAKE SOMERVILLE
STATE PARK COMPLEX. IT’S ACTUALLY MADE OF UP 2
DIFFERENT STATE PARKS AND THEY BOTH OFFER UP A
MORE QUIET OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. A CHANCE TO APPRECIATE
NATURE ON A SMALLER SCALE. [MUSIC] ONE GEM IS THE PARK’S TRAILWAY. The true jewel of the complex
is the trailway itself. …second mile… It encompasses over 5,000
acres and traverses over 13 miles of trailway
that connects both Birch Creek and Nail’s
Creek State Parks together which makes it a truly
unique opportunity where people can hike,
bikepack… Lillie pads are coming out
down there, it’s pretty. [horses walking]
…ride horses… Sis is used to being
in the lead. [sound of bicycles]
…mountain bike, and even camp in a
primitive state overnight, all that within 90 miles of
the 4th largest city in America. [bird chirping] Well, there is nothing
like outdoor time for putting you together
with your kids …so we definitely got flowers
out, lots of stuff blooming. Well, we like the fact that it
is a good 2 day, 3 day walk. The length makes it a little
bit of weekend adventure for us. It’s an ideal trail
for a family hike. ANOTHER ACTIVITY THAT’S
MORE ON THE PEACEFUL SIDE IS A 5 MILE CANOE TRIP
DOWN YEGUA CREEK. The best float trips
that we have are going to be
really small groups anywhere between 3 to 5 people. We tend to be able to go down
the river a whole lot quieter. We see lots more wildlife. We do see white tail deer,
lots of bird species, wood ducks, green wing
and blue wing teal. [music] EITHER TROTTING ALONG THE TRAIL
OR PADDLING DOWN THE CREEK, LAKE SOMERVILLE STATE PARK IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO
RECONNECT WITH NATURE. You can experience such a
great biodiversity of habitat, but at the same time,
you can build a better relationship
with Nature because you will be in Nature,
you will be in their house. [music]
[lapping water]

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