Explore the Wild Side by Visiting These Nature Preserve Trails in Plano

Mountain biker on one of the most scenic nature preserve trails in Plano.

Staying active is a cinch when you live at Marquette at Preston Park. Here’s why: Nearby parks and nature preserves welcome you to exercise, play, and revel in pristine surroundings daily.  Plano’s well-maintained trail systems are your link to the natural world. Below, we list four popular nature preserve trails in Plano.

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Arbor Hills is a gorgeous 200-acre nature preserve. Here you can walk, hike, jog, or bike on paved or natural trails. Dogs are welcome as well. However, they must be leashed at all times.

All in all, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is made up of three eco-regions: Blackland Prairie, Riparian Forest, and Upland Forest.

The Arbor Hills Pavilions (which include Redbud, Burr Oak, and Hawthorne Pavilions) are particularly great for special functions. 

Bluebonnet Trail

Gorgeous wildflowers abound on the Bluebonnet Trail, best viewed from mid-March to mid-April.  You can walk, jog, or bike the 8.3-mile paved trail. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they are leashed. The Bluebonnet Trail runs parallel to Spring Creek Parkway. It intersects with Chisholm Trail and connects with the Preston Ridge Trail at Carpenter Park. Pack a lunch to enjoy and spend the day taking in the sun. You’ll love it!

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

Oak Point Park is a beautiful 800-acre nature preserve and Plano’s largest park. If you’re feeling adventurous, continue on the trail all the way to Allen. As with all the other parks, leashed dogs are welcome here.

You can also canoe, kayak, or paddleboard on the pond using your own equipment.  Located between Arler Road to the south and Chaparral Road to the north, the Oak Point Park pavilion is perfect for weddings, birthday celebrations, and anniversary parties. For the adventurous, try zip lining through the forest by participating in a Go Ape Treetop Adventure.

Hoblitzelle Park

A babbling stream adds to the beauty of Hoblitzelle Park.  You can walk, hike, jog, or bike on the 3.1-mile paved trail. Leashed dogs are always welcome here. Located on Red River Drive, the Hoblitzelle pavilion makes a fantastic venue for special events. A special advantage of this park is that the restrooms and parking lots are also located on the premises.

Stay Connected to Nature by Making Marquette at Preston Park Your New Home

Along with these suggestions, you can also keep up with news about parks and nature preserves in Plano by visiting the Plano Parks & Recreation website.

Prefer to live near natural surroundings? Contact us for more information about making Marquette at Preston Park your new home.

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