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With so much to do outdoors in New Braunfels, there's no reason to get burnt out on treadmills and stationary bikes. Get outside and have some fun.

PADDLEBOARD THE COMAL RIVER
Ever wished you could walk on water? No? Regardless, it would serve you well to consider trying the next best thing—stand up paddling (SUP). With a core workout that could rival the best Pilates class, SUP is a great way to get active and enjoy the natural surroundings New Braunfels has to offer. Grab a board...and go.

SKATE / ROLLERBLADE AT THE SKATE PARK
Whether you're a young one looking to perfect your dark slide or a parent thankful they don't have to endure the roller rink of their youth, a few hours at the Ernest Eikel Skate Park is time well spent. Open from 6 AM to midnight and free of charge, this is the only professionally designed skate park in town. Head on over sometime and show 'em how you roll. www.skatedesign.com

WALK 18 HOLES
If golf is your thing, try ditching the cart and carrying your clubs for 18 holes. The Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs will get your heart rate up, and should you burn so many calories you require immediate refueling, the 19th hole grill is just a short walk away. www.banditgolfclub.com , Landa Park Golf Course

EXPLORE NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS
Those with an adventurous spirit will love the Watchtower Challenge at Natural Bridge Caverns. The 50 foot climbing wall up the side of a wooden tower is an athletic way to get a good view of the hill country, but once you're at the top, the only way back down is by zip line—about 350 feet of it. If you'd like an even bigger challenge, check out the Hidden Passages Adventure Tour. It's a 3-4 hour journey down into the cave, and all the physical demands placed on you will be done in the dark. Nothing like a little twist to keep things interesting. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

TAKE A HIKE
Looking for some good family fun to fill your afternoon? Pack a picnic lunch, grab your crew, and check out the Panther Canyon trail in Landa Park. The canyon's 51 acres provide enough elevation gain to make it worth your while, and the hour and a half round trip it takes to cover the trail is an hour and a half less spent in front of the TV...or the device you're sitting in front of reading this. Panther Canyon Nature Trail

RIDE RIVER ROAD
Got a bike, a helmet and a Saturday morning free from responsibility? Down a power bar and make time for a ride up River Road. The scenery is unmatched locally, and at that time of day, traffic is light. Opt to sleep in and a crazy camper or the "woo hoo!" of a tuber is likely to interfere with the Zen moment you could have had on two wheels.

PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL ON THE NBHS FIELD
Local taxpayers looking to relive their glory days on the football field are in luck. A mere $5 gets you a card that grants access to the New Braunfels High School track and field for a full year. So grab some buddies that share your nostalgia and get your flag football on. Don't forget the cheerleaders. New Braunfels High School Field House: 830.627.6152

WAKEBOARD THE CABLEWAY
You don't have to be a wakeboarder to enjoy the cableway at Texas Ski Ranch—watching people do it is fun in itself. Able to hold six boarders at once, the cableway is a kickin' way to enjoy time with your friends, and night boarding adds a different element to the experience. Private lessons are available if you'd like to craft your skills before unveiling them to the public. Whatever you do, don't walk away thinking you can do this sort of thing anywhere. This is the only cableway in Texas and one of only a few in the country. www.texasskiranch.com

PERFECT YOUR BACKHAND
Finding a place to work on your tennis game in New Braunfels is not difficult. Besides the various residential communities that offer courts to their residents, there are also four lighted ones at Prince Solms Park and eight at New Braunfels High School, all of which are first-come, first-served. Should you wish to play in a league or take a lesson, check out the tennis programs at T Bar M Resort or the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Ready? Set. Serve. www.tbarm.com/tennis, www.newkstennis.com

PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL RACE
Whether you take part to shake things up a bit or just to score another t-shirt, there are a number of community events going on throughout the year to get you plenty active. Here are some that stand out: Orange Leaf Half Marathon (July); Wurst Tri Ever, Gruene 10K, Toobabalooza (September); Chosen Marathon for Adoption, Tour de Gruene (October); Wurst 5 Miler, Natural Bridge Caverns Duathlon, Turkey Trot (November); Jingle Bell 5K (December). www.athleteguild.com, redemptionrp.com, www.toobabalooza.comwww.marathonforadoption.com, www.tourdegruene.com

DIG YOUR HEELS IN THE SAND
If you'd like to feel the sand on your toes without making the two-hour trek to the Texas coast, kick off your shoes and rally your friends for a game of sand volleyball at Landa Park. For a whopping $5, you can rent a court for a couple of hours, and while cooling down in the ocean afterwards isn't an option, rumor has it there are a couple of rivers close by. www.nbtexas.org

KAYAK THE GUADALUPE
Hitting the waters of the Guadalupe in a kayak might be the most fun way to exercise and stay cool around here. Many of the rafting companies in town can help you out with a kayak rental if you don't own one, and the cypress trees lining the Guadalupe's banks are on standby ready to melt the stress away. Give it a try. You know sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy. www.gruenerivercompany.com

GET HOOKED
Okay, so fly fishing doesn't initially come to mind when most people are trying to drum up something active to do. But most people don't live this close to the Guadalupe River. And most people don't have amazing resources like Action Angler at their fingertips. Whether you opt for casting lessons or a half or full day guided float trip or just fishing on your own, it's a great way to enjoy the outdoors. www.actionangler.net

MEET UP FOR FRISBEE GOLF
Remember back in college, when the weather was too good to even think about sitting in class, so you'd skip it and play Frisbee in the middle of campus instead? Prove to yourself that the spirit of 20 year old you is still alive, and meet up with some friends at Prince Solms Park for a game of Frisbee golf. The 9 hole course is free, winds along the Comal River, and is open as long as the sun is up. Prince Solms Disk Golf Course

SPLASH IN SPRING WATER
The perfect 72 degree waters of the Comal River are tempting during the summer, but sometimes you just don't want to deal a tube. On days like this, skip the rentals and shuttle buses and get on over to the Spring Fed Pool in the Landa Park Aquatics Complex. Take a ride down the Wet Willie slide, drop from a rope swing, or zip line across the water. It just might be the most fun you've ever had for $3. If not, Schlitterbahn offers an equally good time on a grander scale. Landa Park Aquatics

EXPERIENCE T BAR M
Never been to T Bar M and want to find out what you've been missing? Book a room and stay a night...then get ready to play. T Bar M has the standard stuff, of course—swimming, tennis, basketball in the gym. But there are less obvious choices, as well—like the 25-ft rock wall or, if you're lucky enough to be there for a team-building event, the ropes course. Don't worry, should you be wiped out after all the activity incurred during your stay, they have an awesome tradition called Smores Before You Snore. Enough said. www.tbarmcamps.org, www.tbarm.com

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
One of the things that make New Braunfels such a fun place to live is that the action doesn't stop when the sun goes down. If your days didn't satisfy your need to keep moving—or if you're looking for a way to continue the fun—try hitting the dance floor at one of these local hot spots: Nightlife