Paddle Houston Bayous

Houston is home to a number of very nice paddle-worthy bayous that take you from nature to urban in just a few miles. Grab that kayak or canoe and try one of the trails that meanders through the city. For a map, check out the Bayou Greenways map below. For additional maps of paddling sites, […]

Hike Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the jewels of Houston is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the south side of Memorial Park. If you’re feeling stressed or just out-of-sorts, head to the Arboretum for some peaceful outdoor rejuvenation. While there, head out on one of the many hiking loops in the park. Most of these are short […]

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt at Jesse H. Jones Park

Grab you bicycle and head to Jesse H. Jones Park Saturday, February 6 for a bicycle scavenger hunt. The hunt takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the park and is open to all ages, however, children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Spring Creek Greenway Trail is the […]

Why is Everyone Moving to Houston?

In an infographic by SpareFoot they have have gathered 6 of the top reasons why people are taking interest in moving to Houston. The one that will surprise many is part of reason #6. Houston has more green space than any other major U.S. city. We, of course, knew that and now everyone else does […]

Brazos Bend State Park Offers Hikes Every Weekend

Join the volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park for at least 3 free programs and hikes every weekend, year-round. A sampling of topics include Creekfield Lake Nature Hike, The Wonderful Lives of Snakes, Alligator Slide Show, Pond Life, Wildlife Viewing and more. All the hikes and programs start at the Nature Center and start at […]

Buffalo Bend Nature Park to Open February 10

Buffalo Bend Nature Park is set to open February 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at 2300 S/Sgt. Marcario Garcia Dr., this unique park is just 4 miles east of Downtown Houston. The 10-acre park, located near the Port of Houston Turning Basin, features wetland ponds, hike and bike trails, native plantings, interpretive signage and […]

Photo Class at Katy Prairie

Join bird expert and photographer Glenn Olsen for an outdoor photography adventure around the Indiangrass Preserve to capture photos of the prairie’s winter residents. The class is Sunday, January 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This will be a freehand photography class, no blinds will be used. This class is open to adult learners and […]

Galveston in Winter

If you love the beach but not the crowds, this is the perfect time of year to head to Galveston and walk the beach or the seawall. Check out the blue sky and lack of people in the pictures below.

Hike Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area

The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area that are part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (a 128-mile trail north of Houston) . Access all four loops from Forest Service Road 217 off FM 2666. With a combined distance of 2.7 miles, these loops are easy to […]

Volunteer This Weekend in Galveston

Artist Boat and CITGO are proud to announce that we will be hosting a volunteer workday at the Coastal Heritage Preserve Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 13311 Settegast Rd. in Galveston. Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by separating plugs of prairie grasses grown […]

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