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South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge ... Read More »

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Every fall, tens of thousands of birds migrate south through Texas in search of warmer climates for the ... Read More »

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

I didn’t even know it was there until I made a trip with my son to the Austin Nature & Science Center, a ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Getting in a last-minute road trip before summer vacation ends? Along with the fun traveling has to offer also ... Read More »

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

For Mother’s Day in 2016, Sarah Strauss asked her family to do something different: go on a hike at Huntsville ... Read More »

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

In the early weeks of summer, a restlessness set in. Shouldn’t something be happening? When I was young, ... Read More »

Chisholm Trail Rides Offers an Idyllic Small Town Horseback Riding Experience

Chisholm Trail Rides Offers an Idyllic Small Town Horseback Riding Experience

Sitting atop Champ, my horse for the day, I trot along the paths that wind across the pastures of the Chisholm ... Read More »

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Fifteen hikers dodge a minefield of prickly pear cacti and thorny shrubs as they descend into Upper Presa Canyon ... Read More »

With Austin Perpetually Booming, Conservationists Secure More Protection for Beloved Hamilton Pool

With Austin Perpetually Booming, Conservationists Secure More Protection for Beloved Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool has drawn people to its sparkling pool and limestone overhang for at least 8,000 years. But as ... Read More »

Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Even before the trail officially debuted last weekend, Jester King was a fun place to socialize while spreading out. But the new addition tap into something else Texans have been craving since March—a connection with nature. Read More »

Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

We’re at the front end of 366 days of possibilities—a brand new (leap) year ripe with the potential for ... Read More »

Trail Race Offers Sneak Peek of Unopened Hill Country State Natural Area Near San Antonio

Trail Race Offers Sneak Peek of Unopened Hill Country State Natural Area Near San Antonio

Spectrum Trail Racing and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation are presenting the Oct. 10 race, which traverses rugged ranch roads and climbs hills with elevation gains of up to 1,700 feet at the Albert & Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area. Read More »

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