History Tour on Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Partnership invites you to take A LOOK BACK to the late 1800’s, when Houston was founded, to learn about those important individuals and families along Buffalo Bayou who helped shape Houston.  Listen, learn and enjoy the breeze aboard Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s pontoon boat, Spirit of the Bayou. The tour is May 13 from […]

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 […]

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour

Join Artist Boat for their Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tour May 13 in 45 minute time slots from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These tours provide FREE hands-on exploration of questions such as “Why is the water brown?” “How is Seaweed a good thing?” and “How do I connect to the ocean?” You will discover […]

Mother’s Day at Hermann Park

Celebrate Mom May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a fun-filled morning in Hermann Park! Start off with breakfast on Pinewood Cafe’s beautiful terrace overlooking McGovern Lake followed by an arts and crafts project and ride on the Hermann Park Railroad! Participants will also receive tickets to ride the pedal boats on McGovern […]

Spring Bird Walk

Join Houston Audubon for the last week of free Spring bird walks at the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary May 10 and May 13 at 8:00 a.m. Please park at the Memorial Drive Methodist Church parking lot (12995 Memorial Dr) and follow the trail to the Log Cabin.  Novice birders are welcome and you may come […]

Farmers Market Bike Ride

Life in H-town is constantly evolving, in a large part thanks to our local Farmers Markets.  Did you know many of our local restaurateurs shop at the markets each week for handcrafted cheeses, local produce, baked goods and locally sourced organic meats?  Join Bayou City Outdoors May 13 at 8:00 a.m. for a tour of the farmers markets in the Heights […]

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 May 7 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 […]

Bayou Bikers Sunday Ride

Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Meet at Market Square Park May 7  at 8:00 a.m. for a 2-3 hour tour. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is […]

Hike Jesse Jones Park

There are over six miles of paved, all-weather, wheelchair-accessible trails within Jones Park. The Jones-Bender Trail, which is 1.5 miles long and 10 feet wide, is the newest section of paved trails that points to the future expansion of the Spring Creek Greenway Project trail system: an interconnecting system of trails from Highway 59 at […]

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Worth the Visit

The new Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, which opened in early April, is definitely worth driving to. This new 80-acre park as plenty of parking, hiking trails, a lake large enough to kayak and picnic tables. I went last weekend and could hardly find a parking space. The trails in the preserve connect under SH 249 to the […]