Outdoor Guides of Houston

Besides this great site,which gives you maps and links to some of the best sites for where to go and what to do in the outdoors, there are also some guides you can buy such as Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways by Natalie H. Wiest and 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Houston by Laurie Roddy. […]


RC Model Sailboats at Discovery Green

Head to Discovery Green and rent RC model sailboats from Bayou City Adventures to sail around the lake. The cost is $5 for 15 minutes of sailing and an afternoons worth of fun just watching others sail. You are not allowed to get in the water so if your boat gets into trouble, ask an attendant […]

Hike Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park is probably my favorite urban hike in Houston, if not any city. The urban hike offers some of the best views of downtown Houston and it is only gets better as Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the City of Houston make improvements and upgrades to an already great hiking trail. The park was […]


Kayaking in Sugar Land

Join Bayou City Adventures every day during the summer to rent kayaks at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The rental fee is $20 per hour and is a great way to test out the sport of kayaking and see if this is something you want to invest in. If not, just come out and have fun. […]

Grand Reopening of Emancipation Park

This years Juneteenth Festival is June 17-18 at the newly renovated Emancipation Park at 3018 Dowlilng St. As the first truly public park in Houston, Emancipation Park was first opened in 1872 by a group of former slaves to honor the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Ten years ago a group of Houstonians formed the […]

Farmers Market at City Hall

The Urban Harvest Farmers Markets bring the bounty of the garden to Houstonians at City Hall every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. year round, rain or shine. Growers offer locally-produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. Our colorful markets support a number of family farms and boost […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, June 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Bay Explorations at Galveston Island State Park

Meet Galveston Island State Park’s volunteer and park ranger guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. June 11 for a 75 minute exploration of the bay side of the park. The bay side is where the hiking trails in the park exist as well as some of the observation towers that give you a sweeping […]

Weekly Nature Hike at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Come take a Sunday stroll June 11 with the Lake Houston Naturalist crew at Lake Houston Wilderness Park at 8:00 a.m. sharp! Meet at the Nature Center and you’ll hike one of the park’s best trails while learning what this park has to offer. The hike is free but there is a $3 entry fee […]

Hike Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

About 40 miles south of Houston on I-288 is the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 400 species of wildlife. Its marshes and prairies create some of the richest environments on Earth. Two hunting areas exist – the Christmas Point Public Waterfowl Hunting Area and the Middle Bayou Public Waterfowl Hunting Area. Check […]