Happy Valentines Day

Grab your sweetie or not so sweetie and head outdoors for a long hike, bike ride or paddle. We are so lucky to be able to do this on Valentines Day while other parts of the country are mired in ice and snow. Take advantage of it and get outside.

New Trail in Northwest Houston

Harris County Precinct 4 and Bayou Land Conservancy are opening a new one mile paved trail in the 100-Acre Wood Preserve off Jones Rd. and S.H. 249.The trail, open to hikers and cyclists, the trail extends from the YMCA facility at SH 249 to MUD 286’s Cypresswood Hike & Bike Trail at Jones Road. Eventually, […]

Common Texas Yard Pests

Taking care of a lush green lawn can be a challenge for anyone but when yard pests invade it can become frustrating. Take Care of Texas is a group that has developed a great document to help you identify and rid your yard of grass killing pests. They list 10 of the most common pests, […]

Hike Halls Bayou Trail

Most of the bayous in Houston have wide concrete hike and bike trails that either run along the top of the bayou or wind from the top down into the bayou and back up to the top. The Halls Bayou Trail is a 3 mile trail that runs between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near […]

Pontoon Boat Ride – Armand Bayou

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a relaxing and educational sunset trip as you observe the wildlife of Armand Bayou aboard the Bayou Ranger, our electric pontoon boat. The tour is February 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It departs from Bay Area Park and costs $20 per person.Advance reservations are required. Call 281 […]

Trails and Parks Growing on Cypress Creek

Community Impact News has an article outlining the new parks and trails planned along Cypress Creek in Northwest Houston. This region has a number of hiking, biking and paddling trails thanks to work along the Cypress Creek Greenway and the Spring Creek Greenway. With the goal of having a continuous trail along both these creeks […]

Cupid Cruises on Buffalo Bayou

Hop aboard Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s pontoon boat, Spirit of the Bayou, for a cozy cruise with your special Valentine! Bubbly beverages and sweet bites will be provided during a romantic boat ride in the evening with spectacular views of Downtown Houston. Dates & Times: – Friday, February 12: 6-7 pm or 7:30-8:30 pm – Saturday, […]

Check Out Our Map

Check out our map on the top of the home page. click on it and you will be taken to your location with nice little leaves to show you what is in your area. Zoom out, select a search option such as hiking, cycling, etc. and you can see what is in the entire region. […]

Paddle Houston Bayous

Houston is home to a number of very nice paddle-worthy bayous that take you from nature to urban in just a few miles. Grab that kayak or canoe and try one of the trails that meanders through the city. For a map, check out the Bayou Greenways map below. For additional maps of paddling sites, […]