Tag Archives | Family Fun

Hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail

For a truly long distance hike, head to the Sam Houston National Forest north of Houston to the Lone Star Hiking Trail. At 128 miles (including loops), it is the longest continuously marked and maintained trail in Texas. A trail in north Texas east of Dallas is being developed that will eventually be longer but […]

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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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Visit Galveston’s East End Lagoon Preserve

This video is about the East End Lagoon Park and Nature Preserve (EEL) on Galveston Island, Texas. A project of the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, the EEL is a unique and valuable area spanning almost 700 acres of diverse habitat on the barrier island’s east end. There are a number of kayak tours each […]

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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 […]

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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 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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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 14 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 6:00 p.m. and close at 9:00 […]

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Partner Profile – Katy Prairie Conservancy

Get Out Here Houston is comprised of various outdoor, conservation, and parks departments in the Houston Gulf Coast region and I would like to profile one of our founding partners – Katy Prairie Conservancy. The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization focused on preserving at least 50,000 contiguous […]

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See Galveston in the Winter

There is no better place to be during the hot months of summer than the beach, but to see it during winter is really special, The lighting is different, the crowds are less and the air is crystal clear. You can also take a beach or bay hike at Galveston Island State Park most Saturday […]

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Cycle Houston on B-Cycle

Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living and visiting Houston. If you just want to get from point A (home) to point B (work), check out a B-cycle and leave your car at home. With yearly rates, this is really a cost-effective way to get […]

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