Hiking Burroughs Park

While most of Burroughs Park is your typical suburban neighborhood park with soccer fields and playground areas, it also has a great fishing pond and nature trails that head into the woods. This 320-acre park is located in far west Houston off FM 2920. It has a 1.2 mile hiking trail that is not often […]

Visit Smither Park in East Houston

A vibrant cultural asset in Houston’s emerging East End, Smither Park is an artistic venue for leisure-time activities as well as the ceremonies of life such as weddings, picnics, performances and meditation. Located at 2441 Munger Street just East of the University of Houston, Smither Park is a¬†whimsical, fanciful green space that features an amphitheater, […]

Breakfast on the Bayou – Pontoon Boat Ride

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely morning drifting down Armand Bayou July 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. aboard the Bayou Ranger, Armand Bayou Nature Center’s electric pontoon boat. This trip through the heart of the nature center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about life on the bayou and observe […]

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure – Galveston Island SP

Join Artist Boat for an Eco-Art Kayak Adventure at Galveston Island State Park on July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences. All our public kayak adventures are guided and interpretive to places on Galveston Bay carefully chosen for their natural significance. Our lead guides […]

Ecology Walking Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park

Enjoy a free¬†walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem. Park in City Lot H before walking to The Water Works. The tour is July 21 from 10:30 a.m. […]

Surfing Lessons at Surfside

The Bayou City Adventures Surfing Classes are fun for all ages and skill levels. If you have ever wanted to learn how to surf, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from certified instructors right here on our local beaches. The surf classes are great for individuals or groups. Head to Ocean Village Hotel at […]

Visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the hidden gems inside the 610 Loop is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center located on the western edge of Memorial Park. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart […]

Nature Revealed: Phenology

Hike the Big Thicket

Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve this winter during the cool, clear sky months. There are a number of different sections to hike so head to the Information Center for a trail map. The Big Thicket is one of the most diverse areas in the U.S. for plant diversity and is the only preserve in […]

Visit Houston Audubon Society Sanctuary

Within its 17.5 acres of hardwood and pine forest and freshwater habitats, the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary provides an important home for native wildlife. Resident mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of prey and a variety of species of reptiles and amphibians live within the sanctuary. Within Rummel Creek and the ponds of the sanctuary, […]

Westchase District Farmers Market

Located in the parking lot of St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, this farmers market is open during the week on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Just off Beltway 8 and Westheimer, the market is a great stopping off point for people headed home after a busy day at work. Try it out […]