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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Galveston Harbor Tours

While most of us have taken the Bolivar Ferry from Galveston to Bolivar, how many of us really know anything about Galveston Harbor? Here’s your chance to learn. See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Meet at the Texas Seaport Museum at 220 Harborside Drive in Galveston for a […]

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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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Become a Master Naturalist

Below is information from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website to become a Texas Master Naturalist. If you love nature and the outdoors, this program is for you. Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in […]

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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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Hike Brays Bayou

The Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail was developed in the early 1970s when the bayou channel was paved. Luckily we have stopped paving the bayous since then. Although this hike is just over 9.7 miles, you can continue to on making the out-and back route more than 20 miles long. This is a moderate […]

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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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