Merry Christmas

Have a happy holiday and a Merry Christmas today. Remember walk off that Christmas dinner and you can make room for more Christmas dinner.

Get Outdoors on Christmas Eve

The weather is beautiful and it is a great day to get outside and relax before the chaos starts on Christmas. Your best bets around Houston are, of course, hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, biking, and just hanging around in some of the beautiful park spaces. Some of the bluest skies and best weather in […]

Go Camping Over the Holidays

While out neighbors up north are dealing with ice, snow and really cold weather, we have great camping weather. Check out the state parks in the area such as Brazos Bend, Huntsville, Stephen F. Austin, Galveston Island, Village Creek, Lake Somerville, and Lake Livingston. Also Lake Houston Wilderness Park has great camping and hiking facilities. […]

Zoo Lights

If you’ve driven the city looking at the Christmas lights and want one more light experience, try the Houston Zoo where Zoo lights is still going on until January 4. The park will be closed December 24 and 25 so try and get there tonight or tomorrow if you want to see the lights before […]

Sunday in Nature at Armand Bayou

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company this Sunday, December 21 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for ABNC and our natural world, the program we will focus on a different topic each month. There […]

See Galveston in the Winter

There is no better place to be during the hot months of summer than the beach, but to see it during winter is really special, The lighting is different, the crowds are less and the air is crystal clear. You can also take a beach or bay hike at Galveston Island State Park most Saturday […]

Wilderness First Aid Certification

Get Involved with Outdoor Groups

If you have some time on your hand and want to get involved with some type of outdoor event, space or otherwise, check out some of our partners and many other groups in the Houston area. For parks work, there are always the state parks in the area such as Stephen F. Austin, Huntsville, Brazos […]

Hike Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Kleb Woods, located in far northwest Harris county, was part of a family farm owned by one of the original German descendants to the Cypress area in 1840. It became a nature preserve in 1994 and has grown ever since. There is a nature and history center, picnic areas, restrooms, a hiking trail and campsites. […]

Critter’s Christmas at Jesse Jones Park

Jesse Jones Park in north Houston off of FM 1960 is home to Critter’s Christmas on Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This fun outdoor class will help you to create edible treats for the birds and wildlife that will visit your yard this time of year. As always, the class is […]

Start Planning Your New Years Today

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has a program called First Day Hikes, which are hikes on January 1st. What an outdoorsy and healthy way to start the new year. These events are being held throughout the state but the ones close to home include San Jacinto Battleground, Sheldon Lake, Stephen F. Austin, Village Creek, Galveston […]