Top Texas Nature Conservancy Preserves. Kayaking the Devils River. Travel with a Purpose.

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The Devils River. Photo: Matthew Johnson 

A cabin in the Davis Mountains  

Renew Your Sense of Wonder at these Texas Nature Conservancy Sites

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Nature Conservancy properties that allow occasional public access.

Photo: Kenny Braun

A kayak on the Devils River  

Paddling the Devils River in Southwest Texas

Kayaking on one of the most pristine and scenic rivers in Texas offers high risks and high rewards.

Photo: Jack Johnson

A volunteer helps out at a food bank  

Combine Your Passions for Travel and Doing Good

Build a trail, rebuild communities, work on a farm, or volunteer at a festival.

Photo: Nathan Lindstrom

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Tour two award-winning bourbon distilleries in Texas »

In Texas City, Boyd’s One Stop goes bonkers for crawfish »

Austin’s famous Green Pastures restaurant is reborn as Mattie’s »

El Paso’s downtown resurgence »

The Daytripper explores caves, drinks local brews, and peruses the “Hauptstrasse” in Boerne »

A conversation with Austinite Turk Pipkin, a former juggling clown who became a writer, actor, and humanitarian »

Hendley Market in Galveston is not your typical souvenir shop »


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