Where do you go when you need to quiet your mind? For me, the Platte River Trails are one of the best chill places in Casper.

My family has adventured in many places around town that we have grown to love. The short hike to the waterfall in Rotary Park is nice. Actually, just driving up Casper Mountain is sweet in and of itself. But, the Platte River Trails has become the go-to destination when we want to relax.

My wife, kids and I went for a walk this past weekend and even encountered a family of geese that welcomed us.

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The biggest dilemma is what part of the trails do you use as your start point. The Platte River Trails website has a helpful map, but I still have a hard time making up my mind. My family tends to start at the park in Mills. Finding food trucks down in that area is not unusual and I'm not complaining.

The fact that Casper has so many relaxing options is one of our family's favorite things about living here. If you're new to town, I highly recommend you take a stroll on the Platte River Trails soon. The water will relax you.