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Zoo Lights for the Holidays

To see some of the prettiest Christmas lights in Houston head to the Houston Zoo for Zoo Lights November 18 – 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 […]

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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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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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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 the Trails in Timberlane

In North Houston each of I-45 and just north of Mercer Arboretum is Timberlane where numerous trails and parks have been created by the Timberlane Utility District. This waterboard group has created one of the best examples of living in nature in an older neighborhood in the area. The parks and facilities include: Timber Lane […]

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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 Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the jewels of Houston is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the south side of Memorial Park. If you’re feeling stressed or just out-of-sorts, head to the Arboretum for some peaceful outdoor rejuvenation. While there, head out on one of the many hiking loops in the park. Most of these are short […]

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Hike the 129-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

While we may not have the Appalachian Trail here, we do have the 129-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail that is recognized as a National Recreation Trail. Just north of Houston, you can hike segments of the trail or hike the entire trail camping along the way. Located in the Sam Houston National Forest, the trail […]

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Sign Up for Ambassador Training for Bayou Land Conservancy

It’s not too late to reserve your spot in Bayou Land Conservancy’s Spring Creek Ambassador Program this fall! Mandatory Orientation starts October 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Spring Creek Greenway Ambassador curriculum includes: Introduction to Bayou Land Conservancy and land trusts Wetlands education Watershed 101 Access points of […]

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