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Visit the HOUSTON Overlook Sign

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM

Meet at the Houston Nature Center

Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s your chance! All landowners and renters involved have granted the public permission to visit the sign as part of this special program only. (To visit at any other time you must secure permission from the landowners on your own.)

Many years ago the only way to get to the sign was a very strenuous hike on foot, but these days we can cheat and drive to within 100 yards of the sign! We’ll meet at the Houston Nature Center at 7:00 PM sharp to carpool to the top of the hill. You’ll find out a little about the history of the sign, get to see the remnant goat prairie around the sign, and take in the beautiful view of Houston in full swing during Houston Hoedown Days.

Please follow the group up to the sign and do not go ahead on your own for safety reasons, as there is a small chance of encountering rattlesnakes.

This program is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Highways 16 and 76 in Houston in Trailhead Park. For more information call 507-896-4668 or e-mail nature@acegroup.cc.

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