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Where to Take Your Mazda on Summer Drives Near Plano and Allen, Texas

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata in McKinney, TX

Summer in Texas means heat, heat and more heat. One fun way to help cool yourself down is with a relaxing summer drive in your Mazda MX-5 Miata. Take the top down and feel the wind in your hair as you try some of these summer drives near Plano and Allen.

Mitas Hill Vineyard

Head north from Plano or Allen and stop at this beautiful vineyard in McKinney. Take some backroads so you can better enjoy the drive, and plan to arrive near dinner so you can eat at the Wine Bar. Be sure to have a designated driver, and take home a bottle of wine to enjoy later.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Take the hour drive up to Ray Roberts Lake State Park for a relaxing day on the water. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy before you take a drive along the twisty park roads. End the day with a sunset stroll along the beach. If you want to stay longer, there are campsites and a lodge available.

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

For this trip, you are going to want to head south past Dallas to the beautiful Cedar Ridge Preserve. It includes 600 acres rich in wildlife. Explore the nine miles of walking trails and spend some time bird watching.

Before you set out on your summer drives, schedule a maintenance check with our service department at El Dorado Mazda.