White Oak Bayou Bridge Bash

Community members, bicyclists, runners, environmentalists and the general public are invited to join in the “Bridge Bash” festivities Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 3;00 p.m. at 707 N. Shepherd Drive in the Heights. This is a dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new segment of White Oak Bayou Greenway. This is […]

Earth Day – April 22

While we in Houston celebrated Earth Day on April 11, the official day is Wednesday, April 22. Go outdoors this Wednesday and enjoy what the earth has to offer. Go hiking, paddling, fishing, birding, cycling or just reading under a tree.  

Pictures of Houston in the Spring

If you still think Houston is not an outdoor city, think again. Check the photos below and then head outside to take advantage what is out here.  

Visit Sabine Promenade

Just west of Downtown Houston are the two-mile long trails of the Sabine Promenade. Linking the Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive bayou trails to Sesquicentennial Park behind Wortham Theater Center and the Northside Trail at the University of Houston-Downtown, these trails feature lunar lighting where the lights along the trail change colors from white to blue based […]

Hike Huntsville State Park

When I was writing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston Huntsville State Park was one of my favorite hiking sites. It has a bit of elevation change and is quite beautiful in the fall and spring. There are 21 miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the park but three I will mention here are the […]

Tour Buffalo Bayou Park’s Prairie

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Katy Prairie Conservancy for a docent-led walking tour through Buffalo Bayou Park to learn more about the pocket prairies and new amenities in the park, and to discuss the long history of change along this waterway. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and while the walking tour […]

BP MS 150 April 18-19

There cannot be a blog on outdoor Houston without mentioning the BP MS 150 – the top fundraising bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society out of 100 bike rides around the nation. As the time gets closer, the number of cyclists in the city increases so please give them room on the road. This […]

Tyke Hikes in Baytown

If you want your children to appreciate the outdoors, what better way to introduce them than during a hike for the little ones. Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown offers one hour hikes with your pre-school children at the Baytown Nature Center on Friday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children and […]

Sign Up for Summer 2015 Bayou Land Conservancy Ambassador Program

Sign up today to reserve your spot Bayou Land Conservancy’s Group V Spring Creek Ambassador Program this summer! Mandatory Orientation starts July 16th from 6:30 – 8pm at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, so make sure you schedule your summer vacations around this unique training. Ambassadors are trained to do trail maintenance, volunteer for […]

Tai Chi at the Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an introductory Tai Chi class Sunday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Arboretum. Tai Chi Chuan is a centuries-old Chinese martial art that has evolved into a highly-effective form of exercise, regardless of age or physical ability. It involves a series of slow, meditative […]