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Cedar Hill is the place for summertime fun to suit most any entertainment needs, without the stress of the big city. 

We are the most OUTDOORABLE place for everything to do under the sun. With more than 36 miles of hiking and biking trails through the city, you are sure to find what you are looking for to enjoy nature and the great outdoors.  Our Cedar Hill State Park is located on beautiful Joe Pool Lake and is one of the most visited parks in Texas consisting of 1,826 acres of rugged, natural beauty reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country. With activities that include kayaking, fishing, mountain biking on the DORBA (Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association) trails, lakeside picnic areas, and more than 350 campsites to have fun during the day and enjoy the stars at night. 

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is part of the White Rock Escarpment. Nowhere in North Texas can one find a greater variety of rare species than in Dogwood Canyon. Plants and animals from East, West, and Central Texas converge here, making the canyon the only place in the world where one can find the Black-chinned Hummingbird of West Texas nesting in the flowering dogwood tree of East Texas. Audubon owns or manages more than 200 acres of nearly pristine wildlife habitat in the canyon, and because the property neighbors county and state lands, it is part of a nearly 3,000 acre greenbelt.

Once you have done some exploring in nature, discover the other ways to enjoy the outdoors with shopping! Cedar Hill has cornered the market on natural beauty in the Metroplex, but we’ve also built a reputation as the premier shopping destination in the region with 11 retail centers, most within a convenient one-mile radius of U.S. Highway 67 and FM 1382. Shop with national retailers at Hillside Village, our outdoor shopping center, or wander through one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in Historic Downtown. Either way, it’s hard to believe there is so much great shopping so close to so much natural fun.

Family fun and entertainment is found all over Cedar Hill, whether at a local park (we have 33 parks in the city) or outdoor fun at Hillside Village with the interactive fountain and playground.

Need a reason to visit? Join us for our exciting events during the summertime. Get your fishing rod and the family together for the June 9 Kid Fish Tournament for kids of all ages. Cedar Hill Triathlon will be held on June 11 for a run, bike, and swim with competitors coming in from all over the country. Every Friday is a great way to relax and listen to a variety of music genres in June with live music entertainment in the outdoor amphitheater at Valley Ridge Park for Music in the Park. Enjoy an inclusive, high-intensity fitness experience developed by the Champ, Mayweather himself. Formulated with the perfect combination of boxing, strength, and cardio conditioning intervals designed to make you look good, feel good, and leave with more than just a great sweat at the Hillside Village HillsideFit events every Saturday in June.

Need to have some adult time after the long days? Grab a pint and relax at the local craft beer brewery at Ash & Ember Brewery or enjoy an award-winning glass of wine in the large outdoor patio at Saviana Winery.

Whatever you are planning to do, be sure to include Cedar Hill on your adventures!

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