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Let’s Go Outside!

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ure, summer can be sweltering and sweaty, but it can also be the very best time of year thanks to fun outdoor activities on the lake and beyond. In this issue, we’re exploring 50 of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Denton County, so dive in on page 35 and start planning your best summer ever! Do you enjoy relaxing activities like fishing, star-gazing and picnicking? How about adventurous options like mountain biking, learning survival skills and zip lining? Perhaps you prefer productive days spent picking your own produce, upgrading your backyard and learning a skill like archery, orienteering or sailing. Whatever your style, you are sure to find something you'll love in our comprehensive guide to all things outdoor. We’ve also got stories about your neighbors across the county: Learn about the family business in Justin that is helping to build the new Globe Life Field stadium. Meet the Sanger teen who has his sights set on Broadway after playing Carnegie Hall. Find out how an Aubrey equestrian won a rare and prestigious award. Chase the Argyle Turkey. Explore the Lake Cities of Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, Corinth and Shady Shores in our Community Spotlight. As always, you’ll also discover lots of fun local facts that’ll help you impress friends and family members during your next lake day. Which Denton County city was recently named the safest city in Texas? What exactly are they working on at the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility? How much credit card debt does the average Denton resident have? Why did one of Flower Mound’s favorite restaurants move to Highland Village? It’s all here. As always, we welcome your thoughts, story ideas and letters to the editor. Get in touch at editor@dentoncountymagazine.com. To get the magazine delivered to your mailbox six times a year, subscribe today at dentoncountymagazine.com.

PUBLISHER Bill Patterson

EDITOR Kimberly Turner

M AG A Z I N E CO N S U LTA N T Rich Alfano

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Sean McCrory

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Correction: In our March/April issue, we unintentionally omitted the byline on our Denton Arts & Jazz Festival story. The piece was written by Lisa Ferguson. © Copyright 2019: Denton County magazine is published by Denton Media Company, publishers of the Denton Record-Chronicle. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. Editorial content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher.

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