HARC is a nonprofit that promotes the work and vision of local artists and artisans. Supporting a variety of arts from visual to performing, storytelling and sculpture, this organization is to thank for the Parade of Owls and the annual Houston Arts Festival.
The Houston County Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution run by an all-volunteer staff. Volunteers help to collect, preserve, and tell the story of the county's past through museum exhibits, photographs, research materials, educational programs, and tours.
This organization is always giving back to the community. The Lions host pancake breakfasts, organize the annual Root River Triathlon, are responsible for the band shell in Trailhead Park and much more.
Situated in Trailhead Park, the eastern terminus of the Root River Bike Trail System, the Center is the perfect place to start or end your bike trail adventure. It offers sites for primitive camping in the Park, is home to visitor info, hands-on nature displays, a natural playground, and clean showers and restrooms. It also offers educational programming for all ages.
The leader in owl-based education and programming, the Center features live owls and pogromming, displays, and a gift shop stocked with owl-themed merchandise. It's also responsible for the internationally-known Festival of Owls.
This nonprofit consists of representatives from all nine towns along the Root River Trail. Together they work to promote the Root River Bike Trail System as a regional destination and to link people to an outdoor experience. These 60 miles of paved trails are the spot for biking, jogging, walking, and even cross-country skiing. It can be used by all skill level and offers a variety of views and stops along the way.
This nonprofit promotes the area's traditions of hunting, fishing, shooting sports, and archery. Youth activities include an annual fishing derby, firearms safety training, and coaching the Houston High School trap team. Its private range is located in the beautiful bluffs near Sheldon and provides a safe, friendly environment to enjoy shooting sports.
Wet Bark Recreation Area offers 11 miles of trails for horseback riding and hiking, six miles of designated mountain biking trails in summer, 11 miles of ski touring trails, and six miles of snowmobile trails in winter.