Usually, my job is to help people move from one home to another. Today I am helping you get out of yours and get active for Spring Break.
I have read several posts asking “What can I do with the kids”, “Need something affordable”, “What parks are nearby and kid friendly”. Our area offers an array of parks that boasts great activities that vary from hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking (BYOK), canoeing, and educational activities.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park is a short drive north to New Caney. It encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland. Activities include hiking and biking on 20 miles of trails. The park offfers areas for kayaking and horseback riding as well. (Bring your own bikes, kayaks, and horses). This is the only local park that offers over night camping. (See website for rates). The educational center is open from 9:00-4:00 Wednesday through Sunday. There is a $3 fee per person ages 13-64 per day to use the park.
Jesse H Jones Park and Nature Center is a 320 acre nature preserve that boasts 16 miles of paved trails along Spring Creek. The park offers a playground for the littles and a hands-on experience in the nature center. They are offering several programs throughout the week to provide your family with fun and entertainment. All programs at the park are free of charge.
Alexander Deussen Park is a 309 acre park that hosts a myriad of paved hiking and biking trails, multiple play areas, pavilions, a dog park, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and boating on Lake Houston. (Bring your own bikes, and water toys). If you are into geocaching, Deussen Park conceals over 20 different caches!
Dwight D. Eisinhower Park is just around the corner from Deuseen Park and offers a more rustic experience. The park also offers a small playground, fishing, and plenty of hiking. The trail-heads are clearly marked for your adventures.
Spring Creek Greenway is a 21.5 mile trail that snakes along the Upper San Jacinto River. The paved path is great for hiking, biking, or a casual stroll with your pet. From begining to end the trail will take you from Humble to Spring and tour you through Jesse Jones along the way.
These are just a few of the local places to get out and adventure and get you out of the house!