Visit Sabine Promenade

Just west of Downtown Houston are the two-mile long trails of the Sabine Promenade. Linking the Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive bayou trails to Sesquicentennial Park behind Wortham Theater Center and the Northside Trail at the University of Houston-Downtown, these trails feature lunar lighting where the lights along the trail change colors from white to blue based […]

Hike Huntsville State Park

When I was writing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston Huntsville State Park was one of my favorite hiking sites. It has a bit of elevation change and is quite beautiful in the fall and spring. There are 21 miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the park but three I will mention here are the […]

Tour Buffalo Bayou Park’s Prairie

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Katy Prairie Conservancy for a docent-led walking tour through Buffalo Bayou Park to learn more about the pocket prairies and new amenities in the park, and to discuss the long history of change along this waterway. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and while the walking tour […]

BP MS 150 April 18-19

There cannot be a blog on outdoor Houston without mentioning the BP MS 150 – the top fundraising bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society out of 100 bike rides around the nation. As the time gets closer, the number of cyclists in the city increases so please give them room on the road. This […]

Tyke Hikes in Baytown

If you want your children to appreciate the outdoors, what better way to introduce them than during a hike for the little ones. Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown offers one hour hikes with your pre-school children at the Baytown Nature Center on Friday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children and […]

Sign Up for Summer 2015 Bayou Land Conservancy Ambassador Program

Sign up today to reserve your spot Bayou Land Conservancy’s Group V Spring Creek Ambassador Program this summer! Mandatory Orientation starts July 16th from 6:30 – 8pm at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, so make sure you schedule your summer vacations around this unique training. Ambassadors are trained to do trail maintenance, volunteer for […]

Tai Chi at the Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an introductory Tai Chi class Sunday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Arboretum. Tai Chi Chuan is a centuries-old Chinese martial art that has evolved into a highly-effective form of exercise, regardless of age or physical ability. It involves a series of slow, meditative […]

Earth Day Houston – April 11

The city’s largest Earth Day celebration is this Saturday, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Discovery Green. The event features a day of entertainment centered around our earth. Last year there were more than 15,000 patrons. Earth Day Houston features family- friendly entertainment on the BBVA Compass Kids’ Stage; environmental education zones […]

Hike Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area

The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area that are part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (a 128-mile trail north of Houston) . Access all four loops from Forest Service Road 217 off FM 2666. With a combined distance of 2.7 miles, these loops are easy to […]

Two-Way Bike Lane in Downtown Houston

This spring marks a definite change in Downtown Houston when the two-way bike-exclusive lane opens on Lamar Street. This special lane is marked in green paint and is very obviously not a car and bus lane with raised dividers. Downtown Magazine has a comprehensive article in its Spring 2015 edition so you may want to […]