When was the last time you took a walk along Stephenville’s Bosque River Trail?


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

I used to enjoy running, but my back made it clear that I should slow down. So now I walk.

My morning walks usually take place on a dusty road where the smell of cow doo permeates the air and an occasional buzzard circles overhead.

It’s peaceful.

But on a recent sunny morning, The Husband suggested a stroll along the Bosque River Trail, a hiking, biking and walking path that meanders along the north bank of Stephenville’s Bosque River.

I had forgotten how beautiful it is.

The 2.8-mile trail is sprinkled with benches, mile-markers and places to stop for a potty break.

Native plants and greenery combined with a woodsy feel is something pretty magical.


There were people of all ages out for a little exercise and fresh air that morning; couples young and old taking a stroll, dog-walkers and joggers.

I even saw two young mothers getting in some exercise while their kids frantically peddled bicycles trying to keep up.

But here is the most important thing: Everyone was smiling, grateful to get out of the house and enjoy some time outdoors.

With beautiful weather in the forecast, we’ll be heading back this week. You should go too.

It’s one of Stephenville’s shiniest gems and I’ll take it over a dusty road any day.