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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving

May you all have a happy Thanksgiving and a blessed day. Get outside and enjoy the fact that in Houston we can this time of year.  

Thanksgiving Day Parade

What better way to get outside Thanksgiving morning than to head downtown to the 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. Starting at 9:00 a.m., the parade will of course feature what all parades feature: bands, floats, famous folks, and more. This year’s theme is Houston Parade so head downtown with your chairs, snacks and light […]

More Park Space to be Added to Gulf Coast Region

Exploration Green is the newest park area for the Clear Lake area. This 15-year plan is underway and promises to be a great recreation site for those wanting to hike, bike, or just enjoy the outdoors. Exploration Green Conservancy was formed to take the old Clear Lake Golf Course and turn it into a natural […]

Walk Your Way to Wellness Houston Arboretum

Wellness Walk before Thanksgiving Feast

Join a Walk to Wellness group at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Tuesday, November 25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Try to start a new habit of walking before the Holiday eating and drinking. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wellness as: “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought […]

Houston Bike Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park

Join Bayou City Adventures today, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as they explore Houston with zero emissions! Houston has hundreds of miles of bikeways and trails and the Bayou Leisure Houston Bike Tour is one of the nicest tours on the bayou. The tour passes through some of Houston’s most fascinating and […]

Kayak Buffalo Bayou

While many of us who grew up Houston, used to think Buffalo Bayou was just a bayou. Think again. It is becoming one of the best outdoor recreation areas in Houston thanks to many groups in Houston who are fixing it up, offering tours, and just making it fun. Groups such as Buffalo Bayou Partnership, […]

Visit Downtown Houston for Via Colori

Head to the Hermann Square at City Hall this Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 for the Via Colori Street Painting Festival. This free festival, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., is a great family event. The artwork is performed directly on the concrete streets using chalk and it is truly amazing […]

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 […]

Scavenger Hunt in Galveston

Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Especially the kind where you don’t have to knock on strangers doors and beg for junk that you’re just going to throw away. This Saturday, November 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. head to Galveston Island State Park for an outdoor scavenger hunt in the park. Explore the […]