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Float Above It All Brian Rohr was just 8 years old when he started flying hot air balloons and not quite 10 when he started piloting airplanes, so it’s no surprise that he makes his living in the skies — or that his daughter started showing an interest in ballooning at the tender age of 6. Rohr’s company, Rohr Balloons, does between 200 and 250 flights a year above North Texas, including about 120 proposal/engagement flights and five to 10 weddings (Rohr is ordained, and lovebirds come from across the country to take their vows in the air). The family-owned business flies year round and boasts a perfect safety record during its 47-year history. Shared flights (up to 12 people) start at $249. Private flights start at $750. The launch field location depends on the wind and weather, and adventurous passengers may land in Denton, Prosper, Lewisville or anywhere in between, depending on where the wind takes them. Rohr Balloons, 214-733-9915, rohrballoons.com

Paddleboard Stand-up paddleboarding (aka, SUP) has officially become a thing. While you can do it solo pretty much anywhere you can find a suitable body of water, one of the best places to try it in Denton County is at Little Elm Beach. The City of Little Elm teamed up with DFW Surf to create a paddleboard paradise for novice and pro paddlers alike. From paddleboard fitness classes that incorporate yoga to guided SUP Glow Saturday moonlight tours, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy your time on a board. 100 Bridgeview Drive, Little Elm, dfwsurf.com

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