Upcoming Field Trips

Cedar Hill State Park

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7 am to 2 pm

Please note the state park opens at 7 am. Sunrise is at 7:17 am on that date. Cedar Hill State Park is in southwest Dallas County, adjacent to Joe Pool lake. The Cedar Hill area has several photogenic areas. It is one of the few places that has hills covered in hardwood trees that provide fall color if the timing is right.

Cedar Hill State Park, located on Joe Pool Lake, has several lake access points with good waterscapes. The best views are located to the southwest from the entry. (Turn left after entering the park.) There are hiking trails and a marina as well.

Penn Farm is in the state park. There are several old barns, two period houses, and pieces of farm machinery. Good opportunities are architectural studies, closeups of machinery and weathered wood, the spinning windmill (bring neutral density filters), and abstracts.

Cedar Ridge Preserve is located across the highway from the state park and is operated by Audubon Dallas and Dallas Parks. It offers several miles of hiking trails over hilly terrain. The hike to Cattail Pond is long but worth it.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is a wooded area with a nice walking path. Occasional vistas of fall-colored hillside can be found.

Cedar Hill has a small old downtown area and is worth a walkabout to work off lunch.

For lunch after visiting the park, there are a few places to eat in downtown Cedar Hill and many along Highway 67. One favorite in downtown is Sam’s Pizza and Pasta. It’locally owned with a large selection of Italian dishes.

Please register for this event using the Calendar/Registration link in the navigation menu. Registration closes on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

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