Want to get away? You don't have to leave Oklahoma City to get closer to nature. The Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, located at the north end of Lake Overholser, is a pristine area of 1,000 acres that has remained unchanged since before statehood. Hiking the area will put you in close contact to whitetail deer, beaver and egrets, not to mention beautiful views of lakes, bottomland forest and marshlands.
Before leaving the area, catch a glimpse of the world's favorite rodent—the prairie dog, of course—at Prairie Dog Town. It's located on the south side of NW 36th Street between Sara Road and Mustang Road. Trust us, their cuteness will add to an already worthwhile excursion.