Family Weekender: Dallas
The Fort Worth Nature Center is a green gem, gracing the cool shores of giant Lake Worth. The 3,500-acre refuge contains 25 miles of trails offering excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
Kids flock to this expansive urban wilderness to explore a variety of native landscapes: prairies, marshes, a sluggish Texas river and sculpted limestone outcrops. Trails lead to a fossil shell outcrop, a raised boardwalk through a slough, and a buffalo and deer viewing area. One trail leads to a vast meadow that in springtime transforms magically into a vivid sea of Texas bluebonnets.
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