The City of Cedar Hill has a lot to offer out of town guests. The rolling hills and beautiful terrain is similar to that found in south Texas. As a matter of fact, the geographic ridge that helps define the Texas hill country starts in Cedar Hill and heads south.
You won't find a better place to have natural fun, be active, or simply relax, than here in Cedar Hill. Our city is unique in that it seamlessly unites natural beauty with all the amenities of a modern city. Abundant with parks and preserves, Cedar Hill has become the destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, boaters, campers, adventure competitors and leisure travelers.
The National Audubon Society's "Dogwood Canyon Center" is just off FM 1382 in Cedar Hill. The 7.4 million dollar project is a jewel among Audubon parks because it conserves 270 acres of important wildlife habitat in a major metropolitan area. The Center sees up to 40,000 visitors annually. Cedar Hill State Park on Lake Joe Pool is within the Texas State Park system, frequently ranking first or second in popularity among visitors. It is the only Texas State Park located in a metropolitan area, taking full advantage of the natural beauty of Cedar Hill.
There are many other recreational activities to enjoy in the city as well. Let the kids behind the wheel for some go-cart fun at Ellen’s Amusement Center or lace on wheels for a spin around the Cedar Hill Roller Rink in Historic Downtown on Main Street north of Beltline. And for golfers of all kinds, there is nearby Tangle Ridge Golf Club or Lester Lorch Nature Preserve's 36-hole Championship Disc Golf Course.
A popular location for cyclists, the challenging hills and beautiful scenery make for a stimulating and invigorating ride. Cedar Hill's Parks and Recreation division is coordinating with the Dallas Bike Plan in the development of their "Parks and Trail Master Plan", focusing on bike lanes and pathways far more than ever before. One of the more challenging and scenic areas is Lakeridge Parkway which goes through a lovely neighborhood and features divided traffic lanes and a paved extra wide bike path.
Shopping in Cedar Hill is easy-paced and convenient with a bevy of shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown, and seven distinctive shopping centers centrally located off Highway 67 at FM 1382 and Pleasant Run Road. Hillside Village Shopping Center, our rally launch point, rivals upscale shopping anywhere.
For an insider's look at all the fun, shopping and events in Cedar Hill, visit the City's rich tourism website, visitcedarhilltx.com.