Less than a 30-minute drive from Dallas, the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park. The nature preserve includes six miles of paved and unpaved hiking trails, a 2.8-mile off-road biking trail, a covered pavillion for events, a playground, and restrooms. The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve can be reserved for special events. When visiting the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, make your way to the top of the observation tower for a bird's eye view of the entire park. There are three regions of the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve: Blackland Praire, Riparian Forest, and the Upland Forest. The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is home to many different species of birds, making it an ideal spot for birdwatchers. At the park, you can find killdeer, owls, woodpeckers, egrets, herons, scissor-tailed flycatchers, and turkey vultures. Other wildlife, such as deer and various kinds of fish, can also be found at this park.