Are you done with swimming or too much of beaches? Then kayaking would be a much better way to beat the hot and humid weather of Houston. You'll be amazed at the picturesque waterway trails of this awesome city.
In the heart of the Houston town, the 26 mile Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail is well known to host kayak festivals, where hundreds of paddlers flock to enjoy.
Abundant with wildlife, Beaumont is home to the 4.8 mile Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail, which happens to be perfect for kids and first timers.
For a mesmerising vista of the gulf coast with trails stretching from 2 to 4 miles, the Galveston Island State Park is the best bet for kayaking loved by experts and beginners alike.
Paddlers who crave for more and want to go all gung ho with their canoes, Brazoria County is the perfect place for you. Start at the 35.4 mile Stephen F. Austin Paddling Trail.
A more commercial option, The Woodlands, has umpteen kayak rentals around with life jackets for you and your dogs as well. You may also catch a concert at the nearby Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Paddling at the 14 mile picturesque trail at Martin Dies Jr. State Park is a must try. You may spot a few alligators around, but chill they are harmless.
The San Marcos River will give you a clear water paddling trail with availability of a shuttle service as well as multiple drop-in spots, for an optimised kayaking experience.