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Step into Spring with Adventurous Activities

Step into Spring with Adventurous Activities

 

Upper Brazos Basin 

  • March 6: GRANBURY – First Saturday Bird Walk, 7 – 9 a.m. at Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court, Granbury
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This monthly tour is directed by Dr. Billy Teels, who earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University and worked as a biologist for 30 years. Now retired, Dr. Teels leads a monthly bird walk through the town of Granbury. Bring your binoculars and plenty of water! For more information, click here.

  • March 6: BURLESON – Dogs and Donuts, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Bailey Lake Park, 280 W Hidden Creek Parkway, Burleson

Need some extra motivation to take your dog for a walk on a Saturday morning? Come walk your canine companion at Bailey Lake Parks’ trails and eat some free donuts. There will even be some extra prizes for those who attend. The donuts will be bagged individually, and social distancing protocols will be in place. To learn more, click here.

  • March 13: ABILENE – The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour, 10 a.m. – noon at Vera Minter Park, 233 Cypress Street, Abilene 

Stroll around Abilene and learn about the beautiful city’s history, current creativity and local business knowledge. This walking tour includes some complimentary food and drink samples. Tickets for this walk are $12 per person or $10.80 for military members (with ID) and Seniors. Children 5 and younger are free to attend. Seven percent of each ticket and merchandise sales go towards Work Again West Texas, a nonprofit that works with neighbors experiencing homelessness. Click here to learn more.

 

Central Brazos Basin

  • March 4: GEORGETOWN – Georgetown Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th Street, Georgetown  

Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce at the Georgetown Farmers Market. From eggs to vegetables and bread, you’ll be sure to find something delicious to take home. Learn more about the market here or email info@farmergeorge.market.

  • March 12 and 21: WHITNEY – St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Hike at Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244, Whitney 

Hike a 1-mile trail and hunt for three hidden Lucky Charm pictures on the St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Hike. Travel on the Two Bridges Trail anytime during the posted dates and take a picture of your group with the three pictures once you find them. To help with social distancing, please start the trail going to the right to make it a one-way trek. Masks are to be worn when near others. For more information about the scavenger hike, click here.

  • March 13 and 27: WHITNEY – Star Talks in the Park, 7 – 10 p.m. at Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244, Whitney 

Join retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith for a guided walk among the planets, the moon and the stars at the Star Talks in the Park. For safety precautions, this event will be split up into three different 45-minute programs at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Only 10 people are allowed per time slot and masks are required. For more information, please call 254-694-3793. Click here for information for the March 13 event and here for the March 27 event.

  • March 20: GEORGETOWN – Hide and Peep Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W University Avenue, Georgetown 

Celebrate the start of spring with an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, balloon artist and festive crafts. There’s no better way to get into the Easter spirit. For more information about the Egg Hunt and registration, click here.

  • March 20 and 21: GLEN ROSE – Texas Outdoor Family Event at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose

Stomp with the dinosaurs and learn how to camp at a fun family weekend at Dinosaur Valley State Park. As part of the camping workshop, TPWD provides the camping equipment and you bring your own sheets, blankets, meals and personal items. The cost is $75 per family (up to six individuals) which includes all park entry and camping fees. For more information, please call 512-389-8903 or click here.


Lower Brazos Basin

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  • March 5 and 7: NEEDVILLE – Birding Hike, 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762, Needville

Home to more than 300 species of birds, Brazos Bend State Park is the perfect place to go on a hike and bird watch. The trail is 1.2 miles long, so be sure to bring comfortable shoes, your binoculars and water. Masks are required for this event and there is a 10-person limit. To learn more, call 979-553-5123. Or, click here for March 5 or here for March 7.

  • March 6-7 and 27-28: NEEDVILLE – Texas Outdoor Family Event at Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762, Needville

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife for a fun family weekend and learn how to camp at your local Texas State Park. As part of the workshop, TPWD provides the camping equipment and you bring your own sheets, blankets, meals and personal items. The cost is $75 per family (up to six individuals) which includes all park entry and camping fees. For more information, please call 512-389-8903 or click here for March 6-7 or here for March 27-28.

  • March 6, 13, 20 and 27: BRYAN – Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – noon at 500 N. Main Street, Bryan

For fresh and delicious produce, be sure to visit the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market every Saturday morning. All produce is grown locally and includes products like eggs, jams, honey, herbs, crafts and more. For updates and more information, click here.

 

Virtual Events

  • March 2 and 4: Virtual Storytime with Lubbock Public Library, 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Join the Lubbock Public Library for a virtual story time with Mr. Alex and Ms. Bridgett. March 2 will have a story about pigs and March 4 will feature a special Women’s History Month story. To join in on the virtual story, visit the Lubbock Public Library’s Facebook page at the appropriate time and date.

  • March 4: Texas Parks and Wildlife Virtual Internship Fair, 1 – 3 p.m.

If you are or know a college student who loves the outdoors and maybe thinking of working in a conservation-related career, be sure to attend Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Virtual Internship Fair! By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with Texas Game Wardens, Park Rangers, Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists and more. The fair is free to attend. Click here to register.

  • Waco’s Parks and Recreation Department’s RECess

Waco’s Parks and Recreation Department is still offering RECess, an interactive experience that offers virtual recreational activities for the whole family. Their website has a great lineup of activities, from making your own lava lamp, painting ladybug rocks, learning how to recycle a T-shirt into a tote bag, and there are online guides for kids’ fitness programs! Click here for more information.

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