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The San Antonio Nature Hounds is San Antonio’s finest recreational group dedicated to providing a great outdoor experience for both people and dogs. Although, we have, and always will be primarily a group dedicated to activities related to dogs, dog walking, and dog-friendly locations, having a dog is not required to join our group. Living in the beautiful City of San Antonio, and in the Texas Hill Country area, we have a unique opportunity to explore the Great Outdoors with our canine friends, and we take full advantage of this fact. Because we are a large group with dedicated Organizers, we are proud to be able to provide a large number of walking events and other events throughout the City of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country, daily, often in the mornings and evenings throughout the year. Our ability to provide numerous events to our large membership is one of the keys to our success as a group, and allows our busy but active members to join us frequently throughout each month.

Our events are not exclusively dog walking events. We also enjoy other activities such as camping, kayaking, dog training, rally training, social events, and benefit events which may or may not always be dog-friendly events. Our events usually take place in local City Parks and Greenbelts during the week. Our marquee event each week is our Wednesday Night Walk which is conducted on various places on the now expanded River Walk. We also frequent many of San Antonio’s other major City Parks throughout the week and on the weekends including Brackenridge Park, Hardberger Park, McAllister Park, Eisenhower Park, and OP Schnabel Park, as well as many of the other lesser known City Parks. Additionally, many of our weekday walks, particularly in the summer, are along the newly finished Salado Creek, Medina River and Leon Creek Greenbelts.

Perhaps the most exciting events of the Nature Hounds are our weekend trips to various State Parks. We go to many of Texas’s most spectacular State Parks including Enchanted Rock, Lost Maples, Gardner State Park, Bastrop State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, McKinney Falls State Park, Hill Country State Natural Area, and our local Government Canyon State Park as well as others.

We cater to all walking skill levels, to all ages, and to all breeds of dogs. With over 1000 members, and close to 400 events each year, we are sure that we have something for you! If you are looking to improve your health, or improve the health and socialization of your dog, or make some new friends, or perhaps all of the above, come join us, we know you’ll have a great time!

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Cutter's Birthday Brunch and Hike at Brack

Brackenridge Park

Join us as we celebrate the 12th birthday of the Nature Hound's pack leader, Cutter! This will be an easy, all-activity-level stroll through Brackenridge Park followed by an OPTIONAL potluck Brunch. EVERYONE is welcome, whether or not you know Cutter. Grab your favorite breakfast or lunch items to share and meet us near one of the picnic tables by the Joske Pavilion. If you'll be participating in the potluck please comment as to what you'll be bringing and we'll update the list below. While there are some suggested items, ANYTHING you want to bring is welcome and appreciated! POTLUCK ITEMS: Cold cuts, bread condiments - Mary Barbacoa Tacos - Rita Donuts - Kathi Fruit Tray - Annie Chips n Salsa - Rita Homemade Dog treats - Justin Ice - Robert Plasticware and Cups - Robert Birthday Cake - Plates and Napkins - Tacos - Bagels n Cream Cheese - Sodas - Orange Juice - The trails are shady for the most part and we'll shoot for about a 2.5 mile walk around the park's trails and border of the Zoo. We can adjust the length depending on who attends. These are paved and graveled trails with a few water fountains scattered around the area. You can check out some pictures from our last Brunch at Brack HERE: https://www.meetup.com/sanaturehounds-com/events/259942514 HOW TO FIND US: Do NOT enter through the main entrance of the Zoo off St. Marys. The water bridge you would need to cross to get to this end of the park is often closed. Enter through the North entrance of the park, which is off Broadway behind the Witte Museum. The Joske Pavilion is adjacent to the large playground. We'll try to score a table by the river. Again, DO NOT use main entrance of the park on St Marys. Go to the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway) and take the road to the left of the entrance (TULETA Dr). Enter the park, and take the first RIGHT. You'll see the Joskes pavilion to the right and we'll be across from it by the river. Sounds complicated, but its super easy to find. Hope to see y'all there!

Work Out With Your Dog

Phil Hardberger Park

Get in a total-body workout while having a blast with your dog! We incorporate strength, cardio, and agility, along with basic training and lots of fun for your dog. Appropriate for all fitness levels - both human and canine. The highlight is our Down & Dirty Obstacle Course that you complete with your dog! We meet on the east side of Phil Hardberger Park off of Blanco Rd in the center of the island by the picnic tables. (You'll see it as soon as you pull in). Your first class is free! Please, only one dog per person.

9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fair

1307 River Rd

There will be vendors, food, music and raffle prizes. This is a family friendly event. Location: Kendall Co. Fairgrounds Pavilion FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/388373348530735/ Website: https://www.cibolocreekvethospital.com/about-us/events/ 5PM - Pet Costume Contest

Work Out With Your Dog

Phil Hardberger Park

Get in a total-body workout while having a blast with your dog! We incorporate strength, cardio, and agility, along with basic training and lots of fun for your dog. Appropriate for all fitness levels - both human and canine. The highlight is our Down & Dirty Obstacle Course that you complete with your dog! We meet on the east side of Phil Hardberger Park off of Blanco Rd in the center of the island by the picnic tables. (You'll see it as soon as you pull in). Your first class is free! Please, only one dog per person.

Past events (2,608)

Schertz Trails at Crescent Bend Nature Park

Crescent Bend Nature Park

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