In recognition of National Trails and Great Outdoors Month in June, a team of employees from The Howard Hughes Corporation walked, jogged and biked over 1,800 miles along the nature trails that wind throughout The Woodlands, Bridgeland, and The Woodlands Hills.
The team had originally set a goal to cover 300 miles, which is the number of miles of trails created by Howard Hughes to provide access to nature within these three award-winning master planned communities in the Greater Houston area. The 300-mile goal was surpassed sixfold as the team tallied a whopping 1,825 miles along the beautiful, nature-laced pathways.
“We are devoted to promoting an active lifestyle in our communities, and this is evident in our hike-and-bike trails,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “To understand the extent of our nature trails we offer residents within our communities, their combined full length is the equivalent of traveling from The Woodlands, Texas to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our employees and their families enjoy these amenities as well, and proudly trekked over 1,800 miles during the month of June – an equivalent of a trip to New York City!”
The Woodlands is recognized as a leader in environmental preservation. The renowned community offers 28% of dedicated green space through its 220 miles of trails, 148 parks, seven championship golf courses and greenbelts. Nature trails link neighborhoods to local village centers, parks, schools, places of worship, employment and more. Also located in The Woodlands is the award-winning George Mitchell Nature Preserve that connects and protects up to 12,000 acres of forest on both sides of Spring Creek with miles of linear trails for hiking and biking, as well as canoeing.
Located in Cypress, Bridgeland currently features 70 miles of trails and will have over 250 miles upon completion, connecting pedestrians and bicyclists to various places of interest which include parks, schools, village retail centers and activity centers.
Just three years young, The Woodlands Hills, a forested master planned community north of The Woodlands in Conroe and Willis, will eventually feature 112 acres of open space and currently includes miles of hike-and-bike trails. The Woodlands Hills is the first master planned community in Montgomery County to offer dedicated bicycle lanes along major thoroughfares to assist in the community’s connectivity.
Heath Melton, Executive Vice President, MPC Residential added, “With an abundance of open space and several hundred miles of nature trails, The Woodlands, Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills invite all to take advantage of the great outdoors.”