We all want to spend a little more time outdoors. Especially as the weather starts to warm up. Enjoy the lovely spring temperatures and hit the trails at these five Humble-area nature areas.
1. Spring Creek Greenway at Jesse H. Jones Nature Park
Where: 20634 Kenswick Dr
This park and nature area preserves both the pioneer and Native American lifestyles and homesteads that were commonly found throughout the Cypress and Spring Creek areas during the 1700s and 1800s. Today visitors can explore a diverse ecosystem, ranging from white sand river beaches and wildflower meadows to cypress bogs. There are plenty of hiking and walking trails here as well as opportunities for biking on Sundays, guided canoe trips, observation points and pioneer-themed playground for kids.
2. Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Where: 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd
Open weekly from 8am to 5pm, Humble’s Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens boasts 275-acres of explorable nature areas. The nationally-regarded garden boats the most expansive collection of cultivated and native plants in the region, including orchid trees, pink camellias, rare daisies, and Dogwood trees. There is also a butterfly house and picnic areas.
3. Pundt Park
Where: 4129 Spring Creek Dr
With ample space to run, walk or hike and plenty of green space, Spring Creek’s Pundt Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Great for kids, this outdoor area features a playground and a sandy beach area where kiddos can dip their toes into the water nearby. Pundt Park is also dog-friendly, so dog owners are more than welcome to take Fido on their next hike or to the park’s on-site dog park.
4. Forest Oaks Park
Where: 19023 Joanleigh Dr
With three lakes, lots of trees and walking trails, which includes a certified 5K trail, Forest Oaks Park is the perfect place to spot wildlife while spending time outdoors. The park also offers areas where kids can play freely. Park-goers can also cast their lines and go fishing at Forest Oaks Park.
5. Schott Park
Where: 8510 Will Clayton Dr
Just east of the Humble Civic Center, and just over a 3-mile bike ride from The Place at Fall Creek, Humble residents can find Schott Park. Open from 8am until dark, Schott Park features a basketball court, picnic areas, a playground, an open-air pavilion and a 1 3/4 -mile long walking path. Whether you’re meeting up with your friends for a game of basketball or switching on your playlist to zone out for a solo run outdoors, Schott Park has something for everyone who wants to spend a little time outside.