Hold on Tight to the Reins for This Day Trip From Devonshire


Because of its convenient location, just east of Dallas in the charming community of Forney, one of the greatest things about living in Devonshire is its proximity to hundreds of fun, family day trips.  

To start with, this area has become the “antique capital of Texas,” with hundreds of dealers within a few miles of this master-planned community. Plus, as we have pointed out in previous posts, The Dallas Arts District, with its world-class museums, galleries, and restaurants, is just a few minutes away, one of the largest flea markets in the U.S. “First Monday Trade Days" is a quick ride from Devonshire, and there are numerous festivals that are family-friendly, year-round.

When the weather gets cooler and the urge to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer takes over, residents of Devonshire can either enjoy the delightful amenities of this community, such as the walk and biking trails, or hop in the car and take another day trip, down the road to Seagoville. This is where Broken Bow Ranch is found. 

Giddy Up! 

If you’re new to Texas, well partner, what took you so long? It may be time to learn some Texas tricks! Just 10 miles from Devonshire sets Broken Bow Ranch. This 117- acre ranch is a true Texas experience that is also COVID - safe.  

Cowpokes of both genders and all ages can saddle up and let one of the experienced Broken Bow Ranch hands lead everyone on a scenic trail ride on one of the ranch’s registered American Quarter Horses. 

The trail rides are available Monday through Saturday and reservations must be made by noon on the day before the ride. There is a maximum of eight riders per ride. Click here to make a reservation. The fee is $70 for a 50-minute trail ride.

In addition to trail rides, Broken Bow Ranch offers riding lessons for those who are interested in equestrian sports. All lessons are taught by the ranch owner, Gay Leigh Bingham. Lessons are currently available on Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, AND 2:00 PM. 

Additionally, mounted shooting lessons, Stock Horse of Texas training and week-long horse camps are offered here.

To reserve a space at Broken Bow Ranch, call 208-572-0875

So Much to Do in Devonshire

When the weather is cooler - in the fall and spring - the activity level goes WAY up for the families who live in Devonshire. Outdoor entertainment, seasonal celebrations such as Halloween, and the ongoing neighborhood gatherings, all make for a lifestyle that is hard for people who live in urban neighborhoods to understand.

Come see what it means to enjoy the important things in life - family and friendships. They’re found in the master-planned community of Devonshire, just east of Dallas. Click here to check it out.