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Buffalo Bayou Cistern Tours

Below the signature lawn of The Water Works performance area at Buffalo Bayou Park, north of the existing Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, sits an unused City of Houston water reservoir. This 100,000-square-foot area known as the Cistern has previously been off limits to the public. Since its re-opening May 13, the Cistern tickets […]

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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 […]

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Hike Brazos Bend State Park

Selected as one of the best state parks in the U.S., Brazos Bend State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump down I-59 South. The hiking there is excellent with trails such as the 40-Acre Lake Loop Trail, Elm Lake Loop Trail, Hale Lake Loop Trail, Red Buckeye Trail, Whiteoak Trail, Bluestem Trail, […]

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Art In Parks All Over Houston

Getting outdoors and enjoying great art is what the Art In Parks program is all about. With over 91 pieces of art in 24 parks throughout the Greater Houston area, you can tour the parks looking for each work of art like a scavenger hunt. The easiest way to find the art is to use […]

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Hike Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Kleb Woods, located in far northwest Harris county, was part of a family farm owned by one of the original German descendants to the Cypress area in 1840. It became a nature preserve in 1994 and has grown ever since. There is a nature and history center, picnic areas, restrooms, a hiking trail and campsites. […]

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Join Hike It Baby for Daily Hikes in the Houston Area

This group is just too active and awesome not to re-post this for the new year. Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post […]

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Houston Arboretum

Zoo Lights for the Holidays

To see some of the prettiest Christmas lights in Houston head to the Houston Zoo for Zoo Lights through January 13 where over two million lights will be on display throughout the zoo. Try to go during the weeks since weekends are really, really crowded. The gates open at 5:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 […]

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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 […]

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Camp in a City Park

Visit one of the best parks in the Houston Parks family, Lake Houston Wilderness Park at 25840 Fm 1485 in New Caney. The park encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland, approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. Once a state park, the park was taken […]

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Hike Galveston Island State Park

This weeks hike is to go to the bay side of Galveston Island State Park and hike the many trails and loops. There are suggested trails on the Galveston Island State Park map but I have listed all the loops and trails below. Freshwater Pond Loop .68 Freshwater Pond .25 Duck Lake .19 Prairie Trail […]

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