Going for a walk on the greenway trails is a healthy way to enjoy the outdoors. Inga Cotton and her family have been visiting different trailheads and waterways, and she wanted to share some tips so you can get outdoors, too. This is part of our theme this week of making the transition to summer.
The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System, named after a former mayor and urban planner, connects many of San Antonio’s parks with miles of trails that follow creeks and rivers. You can find maps for the greenway trails on the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department website.
Inga and her family enjoy finding different trailheads, going for long walks, and looking for landmarks. The Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, from downtown south to Loop 410, connects the missions and features public art. The trails are popular with bicyclists, too. Inga’s family spends a lot of time on the Salado Creek trails. There are also trails along the Medina River, Leon Creek, Olmos Creek, and the West Side, including Woodlawn Lake and Elmendorf Lake.
The trails are a great way to observe the changing of the seasons, to see the city from river level, and to understand the importance of water and its role in the history of our city. Speaking of history, Bridie Chaudoir commented about visiting the Blue Hole with her family.