Allen's Landing, where Buffalo Bayou meets White Oak Bayou, just east of downtown, is considered the birthplace of the city and the location of the original public wharf for the 1st 75 years of the life of the city.
For 30 years, "Buffalo Bayou Partnership has been actively pursuing plans and programs for a 10-square mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin."
Part of this effort involves developing hike and bike trails and last week I took my new camera monopod walking stick out for a serious test by walking from Shepherd St. to Allen's Landing, around 3+ miles along the south side of the bayou.
The park officially opened to the public in October 2015 and has been a popular outdoor destination ever since.
Houstonia Magazine points out that the park "is built to flood, unlike most other areas of our city, meaning that our fabulous new front porch will be here to welcome generations of Houstonians to come."
They put together an informative collection of 13 photo-filled articles as an "Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park."
In this post, I want to share photos and fun from my first experience walking the kinder trails along the bayou.