Let's face it, Houston's a huge city so if we want to go out into nature, it usually means having to leave town. But that often involves taking an hour to get out of the city β€” and that's without traffic. If we want a quick getaway to somewhere green, it's hard to find new places inside city limits but luckily, there is a nature sanctuary in Houston that is like stepping into a whole other world.

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is a small little pocket of magical forest in West Houston that looks like something straight out of a fairytale.

It's small, at just under 18 acres, but provides the perfect retreat tucked away from the Houston traffic and noise.

Rummel Creek runs through the forest which makes it even more dreamy. There are wooden pathways that run through the trees, bridges high over the water, and pathways that even go under natural tunnels made by the overgrown greenery!

There are tons of wildlife creatures there and you can easily spot turtles, all different kinds of birds, and other little mammals that roam the forest freely.

The sanctuary is also home to an old log cabin that was built in the 1930s.

The sanctuary is open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so whenever you need an escape, you can easily come and visit this park to feel like you were just magically transported into a fairytale forest.

It's the perfect little getaway for when you need to destress and step away from all of the hecticness that comes with living in the fourth largest city in the U.S.

While this sanctuary might be a rarity in the confines of Houston's city limits, Texas has a ton of beautiful nature spots that are definitely worth the drive and these scenic places would make the perfect spring road trip to go and visit.

Texas also has an endless amount of great hiking spots that will really get you out and surrounded by some of the state's awesome scenery.

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Price: Free

Address: 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: It's the perfect little forest getaway in the heart of Houston.


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