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 […]

Holiday Lights Tours

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership December 16, 17, 18 and 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a Holiday Lights Tour on The Houston Wave, Houston’s Jitney Shuttle Service, to the finest holiday lights displays in town! Meet at Market Square Park at 301 Milam Street to catch a ride on The Wave. Riders will soar […]

Heights Culture Cycling Tour

Join Bayou City Adventures today, December 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a bike ride through the Heights. Bayou City Adventures plants to explore one of Houston’s most unique neighborhoods. Established in the 1890’s The Heights has experienced many changes before becoming one of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods. Come learn the neighborhood history and […]

Reindeer Romp in Memorial Park

Join Bayou City Outdoors for the 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp Sunday, December 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in Memorial Park. Check in at the white Jeep Wrangler with the Bayou City Outdoors banner when you arrive. Arrive early as parking could be busy! Come on and put your reindeer antlers on and romp […]

Holiday in the Park at Sheldon Lake

Sheldon Lake State Park is celebrating the holidays Saturday, December 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with their Holiday in the Park event. Lots of holiday-themed activities await visitors at this special event: make reindeer ornaments, build fruit wreaths to feed backyard birds, or explore the park on a holiday-themed geocache hunt. You will […]

Hiking J. J. Mays Wildlife Trace

For a unique hike east of Houston head to the J. J. Mays wildlife Trace located on the banks of the Trinity River. There is a 4.8 mile out-and-back trail that follows along the river with boardwalks and some paved sections with wheelchair access. The trace is named after Joshua Jackson Mayes who owned one […]