Next time your pup needs a walk, consider heading over to the Lacy Point Nature Trail. Located on the western shore of Waco Lake, this trail is nice and flat with smooth terrain, so it is easy on the knees. Winding around for nearly 19 miles, the trail has plenty of mileage for energetic pups, but can also be shortened for dogs that just want a low key afternoon walk.
One of the first things your four legged friend will notice about this trail is the pawsome signage. As you walk along, check out the interpretive signs with information about the surrounding prairie landscape. There are also plenty of directional markers and maps to help keep you and your furry friend headed the right way. The trail runs through a lovely mixture of bottomland hardwoods, scrub, and grassland. And if you come at just the right time of year, wildflowers will be in bloom. Your doggo won’t be the only critter around. Owls, deer, and bobcats are just some of the creatures that call this lakeside habitat home.
This is a multiuse trail, so your pooch is sure to cross paths with cyclists, joggers, and horseback riders. Keep your pal leashed and on the designated trail. The lake access also makes it pupular with anglers. If you’re feeling lucky, bring your rod and reel, cast a line, and hopefully you’ll get a bite. Picnic tables are available, so pack a sandwich and stay for lunch. Just be sure to bring a biscuit or two for your pup, as well as plenty of cold water. Don’t forget to carry a couple clean up bags and pick up whatever your canine buddy puts down.
The bright blue Texas sky, miles and miles of trail, and
beautiful prairie vistas make this hike pawsitively un-fur-gettable!