The new two-mile Longhorn Trail and Longhorn Lake amenities bring back the days of simple, unplugged, summer adventures—bike riding ‘til dark, fishing, swimming, climbing trees and making new friends. Here you will find two massive treehouses in grandfather oaks, complete with slides and fire pole exits, connected by a swinging wood-and-rope bridge. Kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes are ready for exploring the lake, as is a raft that you can pull across the lake, Huck Finn style, to get to the jumping platforms on the far shore. For lakeside gatherings, the perfect spot is The Landing, a large covered pavilion with fireplace and picnic tables, next to a swim beach with scoops and buckets for the kiddos.

Members who enjoyed a sneak-peek of the area in late March tell us that it will be their summer-fun headquarters this year. There’s still a bit of construction to complete on bridges, restrooms and parking areas. We’re keeping fingers crossed for a Memorial Day weekend opening celebration.