Fort Worth sits 30 miles east of Dallas, but the two cities are generally considered to be connected parts of a mighty megapolis known locally as the Metroplex. When visiting Fort Worth, however, visitors are quickly struck by the distinct personality the smaller city has. Fort Worth may be part of the Metroplex, but it is certainly no suburb or junior partner.
Fort Worth provides its citizen and visitors with plenty of ways to enjoy the city’s pleasant outdoors. The Trinity Trails are 32 miles of biking, walking or skating trials that run from Northside Dr. & Samuels to Foster Park. The Fort Worth Japanese Garden is an urban oasis on University Drive comprised of 7.5-acres of beautiful flowering plants with waterfalls, streams and ponds full of Koi fish. The Fort Worth Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge, located just 10 miles south of downtown Fort Worth, is a 3,500-acre sanctuary for Texas wildlife like Bison, Deer and native Texan wildflowers, with 25 miles of trails for visitors to enjoy.