Love the outdoors? Check out these outdoor activities in Baytown. Water fun, nature, public art, and more.
Take in Nature
Start your trip learning about Baytown's local ecology with live animal exhibits, education rooms, and local art at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center. The Wetlands Center is free for the whole family to enjoy! Wetlands Center highlights include an indoor baby gator pond, a working live beehive, and a host of insect and reptile exhibits.
Next spend a few hours hiking, biking or kayaking the Baytown Nature Center (BNC). The BNC is $4 for adults 13 and older and $1 for children 5-12 and seniors. This 500-acre peninsula is home to 317 varieties of birds throughout the year and features picnic shelters, a children's discovery park, fishing piers, kayak launch locations, and miles of hiking trails. The BNC is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Can you solve these puzzles?
Hang out in the Downtown Arts District where the Tourism Team has created a new and unique way for visitors to take in all of the art through solving fun puzzles!
To play you will need to go to download the "Adventure Lab" mobile app in the Google Play or Apple store, find "Baytown's Art-Venture Lab", visit each of the 9 listed art locations, read the location history, and complete the puzzle for each location to discover the code. All of our locations provide great photography opportunities, and are ideally better visited during the day.
Have fun and please share your Baytown Art-Venture photos to social media with the hashtag #iHeartBaytown!
HALF DAY TRIPS
If you’re looking for the best fishing hole to drop a line in, look no further than Baytown! With both fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities, Baytown has multiple places to wet a hook via land, boat, or kayak. Baytown is nestled among 4 different saltwater bays that feed into Galveston Bay. Winding through Baytown is Cedar Bayou, and its slow moving pace is perfect for boat fishing or fishing from a kayak. Roseland Park and the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center both have kayak and boat launches that are free to use. The Baytown Nature Center has docks for fishing and locations where you can bank fish. Thompson’s Fish Camp is the longest operating boat launch in Baytown opening in 1952. For a small fee, you can launch your boat, pick up some live or dead bait, and grab some drinks for the cooler all in one place. Bayland Park is another boat launch location that gives you access to several different saltwater inlets that are filled with huge reds, speckled trout, flounder, and more!
Book a half day or full day fishing trip! Find fishing guides here.
Looking for the perfect holiday themed outing for the family or date night? The Downtown Arts District in Baytown should be your first stop! Texas Avenue is adorned with garland, lights, and wreaths on the poles and the Town Square is your perfect holiday picture spot! Huge oversized Christmas ornaments stand on either side of a mailbox just for letters to Santa at the Town Square entrance. Standing tall in the middle of the square is a giant Christmas tree surrounded by an outdoor ice skating rink. Come skate around the tree that is lit up each night at dusk. The rest of the square is lit red and green making photos just as beautiful at night as during the day!