Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Located 10 miles northwest of downtown, the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., 817/392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org, daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m., summer hours until 7 p.m., $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3–17) offers 3,600 acres of wilderness, primarily forests, prairies, and wetlands.
Residents and visitors can experience the natural side of North Texas through more than 20 miles of hiking trails, an interpretive center, and occasional sightings of bison and white-tailed deer.
Located two miles past Lake Worth bridge on Jacksboro Highway (Route 199).
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition