Healthy County Spotlight: Hutchinson County


From the left back row: NPS tour guide, Judge Cindy Irwin, Vince Sidders (NPS), Shevon Watson, Hallie Throckmorton, Connie Valle, Desaray Aikin. Front: Vicki Temple, April Jones

​Hutchinson County Judge Cindy Irwin decided her staff could find a fun way to get a little exercise and learn about the history of the area with a kayak tour at Lake Meredith, located a short drive from Hutchinson County. Organized with the help of Lake Meredith National Park Service,

Judge Irwin was able to schedule a special time that worked with the Hutchinson County group’s schedule. Their tour guide, Jacob Collins, was able to provide information on the history of the park, as well as native plants and animals.

Kayaks can navigate in narrow and shallow areas that motorized boats can’t reach. Kayaking is a great for exercise, since it utilizes and improves upper body strength and increases the heart rate.

Judge Irwin plans to use the National Park Service again to take the group on a hike in September. A tour guide will take them to the Alibates Flint Quarries.

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