Local state park offers variety of summer activities

July 31, 2018

As a mother and daughter pedaled on a Thursday morning through Resaca De La Palma State Park, the sound of cicadas and rustling leaves provided relaxation while they continued their morning exercise.

Harlingen resident Araceli McCameron said she and her daughter, Christian, visit Resaca De La Palma as often as they can.

“It’s calm; it’s quiet,” Araceli McCameron said. “You don’t have the traffic noise. You don’t have any type of construction noise. It’s just the trees the birds, the cicadas. It’s a very soothing, peaceful place to be, especially when you’re riding your bike.”

From July to September, the park, located at 1000 New Carmen Ave. in Brownsville, will offer visitors different activities, including tram tours, guided hikes, archery, arts and crafts as well as reading programs for children.

Park Ranger Kelly Cummins said the nature tram tours are one of the most popular attractions at Resaca De La Palma.

“That’s a good way for folks to be able to see the whole park without committing to the walk,” Cummins said. “We have a 3-mile tram loop, which people either walk or cycle. There are no cars, so it’s really safe, or we encourage people to take the tram.”

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