Tag Archives | Houston Outdoors

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 the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

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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 […]

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Sign Up for Ambassador Training for Bayou Land Conservancy

There is still time to signup for¬†Bayou Land Conservancy’s Spring Creek Ambassador program. The next training is Spring 2018 with the first day of training set for March 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park.¬†Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador curriculum includes: Introduction to Bayou Land Conservancy and […]

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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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Kayak Fishing Around Houston

For most people who fish the whole purpose of fishing is to catch fish. This is often not as easy as it sounds, but one way to increase your odds are to fish areas that are hard to get to like the marshes around Galveston Bay and in Freeport. Shannon Tompkins had an excellent article […]

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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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