Fort Worth Nature Center

Newark, Texas

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Hiking with buffalo? The herd here is fenced off, but getting an occasional glimpse of these iconic creatures of the American West adds allure and a photo op to this trail. With more than 3,600 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands, the Fort Worth Nature Center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Thankfully all that space and the park’s entrance fee keep it relatively sparsely populated much of the time. The Fort Worth Nature Center combines three major ecosystems—the Fort Worth or Grand Prairie, the Western Cross Timbers, and the wetlands along the West Fork of the Trinity River. The park’s most famous residents, celebrated each spring with the annual Buffalo Boogie race, are its herd of bison, easily view-able from several spots along the park’s main drive—the aptly named Buffalo Road.

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"Hiking with buffalo? The herd here is fenced off, but getting an occasional glimpse of these iconic creatures of the American West adds allure and a photo op to this trail. With more than 3,600 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands, the Fort Worth Nature Center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Thankfully all that space and the park’s entrance fee keep it relatively sparsely populated much of the time.

The Fort Worth Nature Center combines three major ecosystems—the Fort Worth or Grand Prairie, the Western Cross Timbers, and the wetlands along the West Fork of the Trinity River. The park’s most famous residents, celebrated each spring with the annual Buffalo Boogie race, are its herd of bison, easily view-able from several spots along the park’s main drive—the aptly named Buffalo Road."

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Newark
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Best Times: March trough May; October through November
Local Maps: TOPO! Texas CD
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Worth Nature Center

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May 2018