Spring is a time of renewal, when the frigid cold of winter melts away and leaves us with vivid blue skies, blooming flowers and warm sunshine. Needless to say, it’s the time of year you’ll want to get outdoors, and Big Spring is just the place to do that. Located just 40 miles northeast of Midland, we’re a West Texas oasis home to plenty of ways to escape to nature. Whether you’re into fishing, hiking, wildlife watching or the simple joys of a romantic picnic, we’ve got it all. Read on to learn more, then plan your next visit here.
Take in the Best View in Town
Hike to the top of one of Big Spring State Park's 200-foot-tall bluffs and you'll be treated to a view that would look right at home in a landscape painting. Gaze out over the tree-covered rolling plains and you'll spot Big Spring, with the historic Hotel Settles towering high above everything else. This romantic vista can be enjoyed at any time, although the warm sunshine and vibrant colors of spring make this season an especially great time to see it for yourself.
Hike, Bike & Explore Comanche Trail Park
If you love spending time outdoors, stopping by Comanche Trail Park is a no brainer. Feel the cool spring air as you stroll along verdant hiking trails, compete for bragging rights on the two 18-hole disc golf courses or simply enjoy a picnic under a clear blue sky. Yet this isn't all you can do in this 400-acre park. Hook a few trout in the peaceful Comanche Trail Lake and let your kids run wild in the two large playground areas. The park is even home to a 6,900-seat limestone amphitheater that hosts events throughout the year. Located just three miles from our downtown area, Comanche Trail Park is an easy-to-reach escape to nature that comes to life in the spring.
Play Through the Comanche Trail Golf Course
Nestled among the rolling hills south of town, the Comanche Trail Golf Course serves up 18 holes of challenging play and spectacular views. Wide, tree-lined fairways and the occasional limestone outcropping are hallmarks of this par-72 course known for its fast greens and abundance of sand traps. Ranging from a 144-yard par three to a 564-yard par five, the course will test your short and long game. Better yet, the varying tee boxes make the course accessible even if you aren’t the best golfer. With boundless beauty and affordable greens fees, you’ll want to bring your golf clubs here this spring.
Get Outdoors at Moss Creek Lake
For some time out on the water, Moss Creek Lake is the place to be. Settled 25 minutes east of downtown Big Spring, the lake is a hotspot for all sorts of adventures. Cast your fishing line and cruise on the lake on your boat or personal watercraft as you gaze at rugged plateaus off in the distance. Soak up the sun and work on your tan at the swimming beach. Traverse nature trails and breathe in the fresh West Texan air. Then admire a starry night sky before taking it easy in one of the sheltered campsites. Rest well, as the next morning’s sunrise brings with it many new possibilities.
Enjoy Beer, Wine & West Texas Sunshine
If you ask us, there’s nothing better than basking in the spring sun with a cool drink and great company. Fortunately, you can do just that at one of several unique bars that offer delicious beer and wine, outdoor seating and a laid-back ambience. There aren’t many places like The Train Car Cigar Bar, which is exactly what it sounds like. Order up a cocktail and an Arturo Fuente, Cohiba, Montecristo, or any of the long list of cigars and relax on the open-air patio, or step inside the lounge set inside an old train car. Time your visit right and you might even catch a band performing on the outdoor stage, which is the perfect complement to your indulgence of choice.
With our fabulous seasonal weather and endless ways to enjoy it, Big Spring is a great place to visit if you love the outdoors. Find out more about us and plan your stay here.