In this modern era of endless technology and constant connection, going off the grid is easier said than done. But escape into your surroundings, calm your mind, and you’re sure to experience a rush of pure bliss.
True silence is the rest of the mind and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body: nourishment and refreshment.– William Penn
There’s something to be said about losing yourself in an endless view, in the white noise of a rushing river or in a natural hideout in the heart of the city. Take a mere moment to appreciate the Oklahoma environment, and it will reward you tenfold, guaranteed.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.– Martin Luther
Gather around a toasty campfire in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Gallop through the hilly terrain of the Arbuckle Mountains.
Experience the Blue River’s abundance of trout during the winter season.
Share the picturesque landscape with the animals at the Martin Park Nature Center.
Set sail on a chilly afternoon at Lake Hefner, imagining you’re out of the city and sailing off into the sunset.
The destinations are laid out before you, ready and waiting to be uncovered. Get lost.
The Blue River winds its way throughout the southern region of Oklahoma, inviting guests to enjoy leisurely activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. It is one of the bodies of water in the state in which trout can be found in the winter, and fly fishing for smallmouth bass is another popular pastime.
Imagine stepping out the door of your hotel to see a vast, scenic landscape laid out before you, the rolling hills meeting the sun-soaked painted sky. That’s exactly what you get at Sulphur’s Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center — and more.
Journey through Oklahoma's oldest national park, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which has served as a haven for outdoors enthusiasts since 1902. Water in all forms, from springs and streams to lakes and more, is the area's main attraction.
A trip to the Arbuckle Mountains isn't complete without booking an afternoon at the Arbuckle Trail Rides, a rustic, guided experience that will take you for a relaxing ride through mountainous scenery and lush green landscapes.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens act as a lush, landscaped oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently remodeled gardens’ 17 acres draw everyone from concert goers to families to those just looking to enjoy the natural environment.
Imagine spending a day among the shining buildings of downtown Oklahoma City, enjoying an adventure wrapped in the bustle of urban life. Then, when things wind down, you drive just 15 minutes north, still in the city, to experience a brand-new landscape at Lake Hefner.
Open 51 weeks a year, Martin Park Nature Center provides a peaceful, 144-acre natural sanctuary in the midst of Oklahoma City's urban surroundings. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, from birds and butterflies to foxes, armadillos and reptiles. And for those looking to explore the area's environment, there are 2.5 miles of gentle hiking trails made of gravel and packed soil.
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