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  • June 12, 2019
    We’re taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life this week and heading out to experience some of the scenic views around Houston – via kayak! Kayaking is a great hobby if you’re looking to relax, exercise or create some beautiful, nature inspired artwork. There’s a little something for everyone on the water. Kayak in the reflection of the San Jacinto Monument in the waterways that once saw soldiers in the Texas Revolution ferried across its banks in...
  • The Woodlands Treeventures Credit: Visit The Woodlands
    May 17, 2019
    Explore nature and see views of The Woodlands area like never before. The outdoor climbing adventure park called Texas TreeVentures is now open! Operated by The Woodlands Township, the three-level aerial course is located on the campus of The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. From way up high, you will be able to see some of the coolest views The Woodlands area has to offer. “ The course is directly adjacent to the expansive 1,800 acres of the George...
  • January 16, 2019
    You may have trekked through popular paved paths in Houston, but these concrete trails aren’t the only hiking opportunities nearby. Take a break from the city sprawl and find yourself in the middle of the wilderness not far outside of Houston. Take a 20-minute drive east of downtown Houston to Baytown where you will find the Baytown Nature Center , a 450-acre peninsula offering miles of winding paths through woods and wetlands. During the day, hikers can experience the peace of nature and...
  • Port Arthur fishing Credit: Curt Edgerton
    August 29, 2018
    We’re not saying that Labor Day is you last chance to soak up your favorite summer activities, but we are getting down to the wire. Here are a few ways we recommend spending your last little bit of fun in the sun. Port Arthur Cross over the West Dune Boardwalk to the water’s edge in Port Arthur. There you can scavenge for shells and soak up the sun along 5 miles of natural beach offering peaceful views and exploratory adventures. Shore birds such as pelicans and terns share the...
  • August 17, 2018
    Shh… you hear that? It’s the sound of you ignoring all your worries and spending a quiet day on the water. If you need more convincing than that, here are three fishing holes a short drive away from Houston that deliver big in the peace department (and the fish department). Baytown : Thompson’s Fish Camp Nestled among 4 different saltwater bays that feed into Galveston Bay, Cedar Bayou and Goose Creek wind through Baytown and provide a prime place for freshwater fishing....
  • August 2, 2018
    This time of year, you’ve got to create your own wind! What better way than on a bike? Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or you’re just looking for a rental option to cruise around, the areas around Houston have paths to explore for nature enthusiasts and urban explorers. Cruise along Cattail Marsh in Beaumont Situated in the back of Tyrrell Park is Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands , the perfect backdrop to a 12-mile bike. This trail extends through the wetlands and...
  • April 11, 2018
    Whether you’re into camping or glamping, the perfect campsite is just a short drive outside of Houston. With plenty of options for visitors and mild weather during most seasons, we’ve got the perfect places for you to slather on the sunscreen and set up camp. A short trip south down the coast from Galveston will bring you to Galveston Island State Park where campers can enjoy four miles of trails and lake-area campsites. With options including screened shelters, campsites with...
  • January 17, 2018
    In Houston, golf enthusiasts get to practice their swings year-round. The chilly weather in January and February is perfect for an early morning round of golf without the hassle of snow that Northern golfers have to contend with. And golfers will find 18-hole championship golf courses and courses with unique greens not too far outside of Houston. Pearland, for example, has golf courses designed for a variety of skill levels that make it ideal for a day trip from the city to golf. Perfect your
  • October 11, 2017
    Love birds? The Brazosport area, some 50 miles south of Houston, has an abundance of quality locations to go birding. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting out in this hobby, offers many opportunities to get out and see birds in their natural habitat along the Texas Gulf Coast. Thanks to its location in the Central Flyway, Brazosport is home to birds that migrate across the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal migrants that fly around the western edge of the gulf. The area also sits...
  • June 14, 2017
    Trade the bright city lights for starry nights just 40 miles north of Houston in Conroe. Conroe is home to an historic downtown with a vibrant and eclectic art scene, 2 community theatres, and live music every night of the week. Bordered by 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest, and W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, Conroe holds great appeal to outdoor lovers of all ages levels of experience. Conroe is the perfect destination for multi-generational travel. The average person
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