You have a great chance of seeing wildlife like deer, foxes, raccoons, and all sorts of birds along a natural creek like the Bayou. The little creeks flood some areas of the bayou, making for swampy ground that is not ideal for walking. You can walk along a country road like Bull Creek road to get the best of the marsh scenery and wildlife while sparing yourself and your dog from the mud.
There are many wooded areas as well, although trees generally remain fairly small and thick with undergrowth. Hiking through the woods can be pleasant during hot summer times and can protect you from cold Arkansas winter winds. Consider hiking along the edge of fields next to the forest for the best of protection from the elements while not having to fight through the undergrowth.
Large forested clumps allow for natural exploration as well. The forest is generally scrubby and thick, but some areas offer more mature trees. These forested areas are big enough to let you feel like you are truly in the wild. Frequent ponds and streams provide lovely natural settings in the midst of the forest, as well as natural guides to walk along so you do not become lost hiking through the woods.
Few natural clearings exist, but you may spot beautiful wildlife just walking along the many pastures and farm fields of Bristol.