Bayou Bike Ride with BikeHouston

Join BikeHouston’s Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly Sunday, December 6 at 8:00 a.m. as he leads a slower, educational ride from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s).This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. This moderate-pace ride is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces with stops to discuss […]

Ice Skate at Discovery Green

Head to Discovery Green through February 7 for some outdoor ice skating on the lake. The ICE at Discovery Green presented by Houston First uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create a 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, making it the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest. Check the website for hours of operation and costs. Discovery Green 

Galveston Tree Sculptures

Check the dozen or more tree sculptures on Galveston Island that were created from trees killed by hurricane Ike in 2008. For a complete list of the sculptures and their addresses go to

Learn About East Texas Critters at Lake Livingston

Explore the diversity of local mammals at Lake Livingston State Park Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rangers will provide information on animals ranging in size from mice to feral hogs, as well as original and replica skulls and furs. You will learn about reptiles and amphibians that live in East Texas. […]

Run the Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Morning

Join the Katy Family YMCA for their 13th annual Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26). Whether you’re a veteran runner or participating in your first race, there is an event for you, including a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race and 1 Mile Walk/Run. There is also the best post-race party […]

Fish Christmas Bay and Drum Bay

One of the best kayak fishing spots close to Houston is near Freeport in Christmas Bay and Drum Bay. The marshes are an ideal habitat for flounder and red fish and this time of year is good fishing. Head down the coast and find numerous areas to put in and start fishing.

Work off That Turkey With a Bike Barn Ride Saturday

Join Bike Barn Saturday for their weekly bike rides from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the following locations: Atoscosita Bike Barn – the Bike Barn Atascosita for a beautiful ride around the south end of Lake Houston. The ride is geared toward the intermediate to advanced skill level riders 37 and 50 mile ride options. […]

Beautiful Day Photos

To help you get into this cool weather with beautiful outdoor photos see some below. If you have great photos send them to me.

Salt Cedar Sunday Volunteer Workday

Artist Boat and CITGO are proud to announce that we will be hosting a volunteer workday Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Coastal Heritage Preserve! Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by managing the invasive salt cedar tree. The Coastal Heritage Preserve is a […]