Fall weather is almost here, and we will finally be able step outside without breaking a sweat. Maybe you're into outdoor activities and you're looking for ways to get the family involved? Here you go.

Tyler Parks and Recreation has some events coming up that might be great father-son and father-daughter moments.

The Outdoor Adventure Series includes hiking, biking, fly fishing and orienteering, and it's all free thanks to a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Now, what is orienteering? It's is finding your way with navigation. Orienteering means you're using a map and compass to move from point to point in what's usually unfamiliar terrain.

It's gaining popularity all over the country, and there's a chance to try your hand at it -- or compass at it -- on Sept. 19 in Tyler.

Or maybe fly fishing is your thing? There's a competition next Saturday that you might want to get the kids involved in, and watch them have better luck than the rest of us.

Check out these events with Tyler Parks and Rec:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon: Family Fun Fishing Tournament at Woldert Park Pond, at 501 W. 32nd St.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.: Family Orienteering Clinic at the Tyler State Park*, 789 Park Rd. 16
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon: Fly Fishing Made Easy class at Tyler State Park*, 789 Park Rd. 16
  • Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.: Mountain Bike Trail Ride at Lindsey Park, at 1255 Spur 364 W.

The Glass Recreation Center has more info on all of the events at (903) 595-7271 or visit the Tyler Parks and Recreation website HERE.