How to Lead a Hike had a very informative article on how to lead a successful hike. They break it down into seven necessary steps that of course include planning, courtesy and safety. Check out the article at How to Lead a Hike on

Guided Canoe Tour – Armand Bayou Nature Center

Come along on a morning of education and adventure, paddling on a guided tour along Armand Bayou. Join Armand Bayou Nature Center September 22 at 8:00 a.m. to observe numerous birds, reptiles, and deer who are starting their day at the water’s edge. Beginning and experienced canoeists welcome. Minimum age 12 years old. $25 per […]

Mason Park Bridge Grand Opening

The Mason Park Bridge Grand Opening is September from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes a fun, free family event celebrating the opening of the Mason Park Bridge across Brays Bayou. To celebrate the new 485 ft-long, 16 ft-wide pedestrian/bike suspension bridge, Houstonians are invited to participate in a free 5K walk/run at 8:00 a.m. and […]

Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Downtown Houston September 20 for Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables for a night of music and great prizes. $10 admission (cash only) includes one bingo packet. Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. […]

Visit Smither Park in East Houston

A vibrant cultural asset in Houston’s emerging East End, Smither Park is an artistic venue for leisure-time activities as well as the ceremonies of life such as weddings, picnics, performances and meditation. Located at 2441 Munger Street just East of the University of Houston, Smither Park is a whimsical, fanciful green space that features an amphitheater, […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, September 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Ecology Walking Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem. Park in City Lot H before walking to The Water Works. The tour is September 15 from 10:30 a.m. […]

Hike Faulkey Gully Trail

For a short hike and bike trail in north Houston, head to the Faulkey Gully Hike & Bike Trail. This 1.9-mile trail extends from Lakewood Forest Drive to Guernsey Road and accommodates hikers, bicyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters. It is a concrete trail but worth the almost 4 mile out and back hike. Most of the […]

Huntsville State Park Video

If you’ve wanted to visit Huntsville State Park but haven’t gotten around to it, view the video below compliments of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to help make up your mind. The park is beautiful this time of year and offers miles of hiking, a great lake to fish or kayak and numerous campsites.

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey

Calling all experienced birders! Help the Houston Arboretum monitor bird populations throughout the year on the third Saturday of every month. Meet in front of the Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. and join a member of the Arboretum’s conservation team as they walk the trails documenting bird activity. Please bring your own binoculars. The event ends […]