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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Plano

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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park in Plano, Texas. It has several amenities including 3 miles of paved hiking trail, 3 miles of unpaved hiking trail, a 2.8 mile off-road bike trail, restrooms, a covered pavilion, and a playground. The pavilion can be reserved for special events. An observation tower provides a bird's eye view of the park. There are three regions in the park: Blackland Prairie, Riparian Forest, and Upland Forest. A pond in the preserve is named after Vasil Levski. Birds that live in the park include killdeer, owls, woodpeckers, egrets, herons, scissor-tailed flycatcher, and turkey vulture. Many other wildlife such as deer, coyotes, snakes, bobcats, turtles, fish, and rabbits also live in the park.
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  • Great nature trail to walk in the middle of the city! Beautiful, quiet and periodic wildlife sightings. I once saw a bobcat while on a run here! 
    Great nature trail to walk in the middle of the city! Beautiful, quiet and periodic wildlife sightings. I once saw a bobcat while on a run here!  more »
  • A great place for a fall walk and some shinrin-yoku (the Japanese concept of forest bathing, simply being out in the woods or out in nature). Beautiful spot with some great walks. 
    A great place for a fall walk and some shinrin-yoku (the Japanese concept of forest bathing, simply being out in the woods or out in nature). Beautiful spot with some great walks.  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place to hike and bike right in the middle of Plano and The Colony. There are miles of paved trails, and even more miles of marked unpaved trails through a wooded area for some much needed shade in the Texas heat. The city also does a great job of maintaining it. But if you're visiting, do us all a favor and pick up your dog's poop. Be a responsible pet parent.
  • I only walked paved paths, and the changes in elevation and length of the path combined for good exercise. I captured a great view from a lookout and passed multiple fields of flowering plants. This preserve is beautiful and well maintained. I'd like to return to walk the nature paths sometime. Jogging or biking here are also good ideas for those that do either or both.

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