Many State Parks Temporarily Closed

Due to the recent rain, many of the area state parks are temporarily closed until water recedes, the park is cleaned up and the safety of visitors is evaluated. Please check the website for each park to see when they reopen.

Hike Galveston Island State Park

This weeks hike is to go to the bay side of Galveston Island State Park and hike the many trails and loops. There are suggested trails on the Galveston Island State Park map but I have listed all the loops and trails below. Freshwater Pond Loop .68 Freshwater Pond .25 Duck Lake .19 Prairie Trail […]

Learn to Surf

Head to Surfside to learn how to surf the waves of the Texas coast. Meet at the Ocean Village Hotel at 310 Ocean Village Dr. for the one hour classes held Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Bayou City Adventures Surfing Classes are […]

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is, according to the experts at Wikipedia “is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and […]

Houston Skyline Kayak Tour

Join Bayou City Adventures Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the Houston Skyline kayak tour, which is one of the best ways to view downtown Houston. The tour is roughly 3 hours and stretches approximately 7.65 miles from Woodway Memorial Park to Sabine Street. You will navigate through the beautiful scenery and landscapes of […]

Visit the Houston Zoo’s New Gorilla Exhibit

After more than a decade of money raising, planning, and construction the Houston Zoo opened its new gorilla habitat earlier this month. If you haven’t been to the zoo, you just might want to visit. It is a far cry from what it was when I was a kid and the animals were in square […]

Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

Family Hiking Group in Houston

Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post “I am one of the Houston branch leaders for the national organization, Hike it Baby. An […]

Bay Day at the Kemah Boardwalk

Head to Kemah for Bay Day, a one-day celebration presented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and numerous community partners. The free event is Saturday, May 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kemah along the boardwalk (of course). This is a fun event for families and adults that allows you to experience and learn […]