Dive the Flower Gardens

While diving and snorkeling are not activities most people think of when they think of the Texas coast, there is one of the best dive spots in the Gulf of Mexico. The Flower Gardens is a National Marine Sanctuary 100 miles off the Texas Coast. Manta rays, whale sharks, coral heads bigger than cars, hundreds of […]

Hike the Parks of Precinct 4

Harris County Precinct 4 is home to the most parks in the county. I have taken this list from the Precinct 4 website so that you can see what is there and maybe head out for a hike, a paddle, a bike, or just a picnic. 100 Acre Wood Preserve Bane Park Bayer Park Burroughs […]

Waugh Colony Bat Boat Tour

Austin isn’t the only city in Texas with a large bat colony. Houston has it’s own and it can be seen on kayak tours, boat tours, or the observation platform at Waugh Dr. and Allen Parkway. Seeing them from the water does offer not only a different view of the bats but also a great […]

Picking Berries in the Spring

While blackberries can easily be found along the roads around Houston, your best bet for berry picking is to visit one of the many farms near Houston. If you do head out on your own, watch for snakes and other warm-weather critters that might be picking berries with you. Some of the fams near Houston […]

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 […]