ABNC offers something for everyone

With 2500 acres of the natural wetlands, forest, prairies and all of our attractions, it can be a bit tough to figure out where to start on your visit to ABNC.  Below are some suggestions

If you're only visiting us for a short time (1-2 Hours), you're not going to want to miss the Discovery Loop, which will give you a glimpse of ABNC's Wetlands, Prairie Grasslands, and Forest.  The Discovery Loop will also take you to our Interpretive Building with displays of living reptiles, fish and amphibians, interactive John P. McGovern Children’s Discovery Area, the Bison Viewing Platform and our authentic 1800's farm site.

If you have more time to spend with us, you can enjoy not only the Discovery Loop but you can also take some time to explore our more than 5 miles of well maintained trails that provide .25 mile to 1.5 mile loops though ABNC's stunning forest, prairie, marsh and natural bayou habitats which were once common in the Houston/Galveston area.  If you have even more time, make plans for one of our exciting Activities or Events.


Prepare for your visit to ABNC

We encourage all visitors to dress appropriately when visiting ABNC. During the warm months of the year, we suggest visitors bring hats, sun visors, sunglasses, umbrellas, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. During the cool months please dress in layers as the weather usually changes throughout the day. By following these suggestions, your trip to ABNC will be a more pleasant experience. 

Bring water as there isn't any sold on the premises, note that there are no glass containers and no picnicking on ABNC grounds. Trash and food scraps are bad for wildlife. Day use picnic areas are nearby in Bay Area Park.  See Rules and Regulations for further details.

There is ample parking and it is Free!


ABNC Entrance from Parking Lot

Well maintained hiking trails

Gate to John P. McGovern Children’s Discovery Area

 Discovery on the Discovery Loop Boardwalk

Discovery on the Discovery Loop Boardwalk

 

Mobile App Interactive Map

The ABNC mobile app features an interactive map for easy, real-time navigation around the property. Download the free app for guided directions to ABNC’s trails and more!

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Boardwalk

Discovery Loop Boardwalk



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1800's Farm Site

Pole Barn, Farm House and so much more


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Discovery Children's Area

John P. McGovern Children’s Discovery Area


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Bison

View From Bison Viewing Platform