Seabrook Trail (1)Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith


Texas is a big state, but adventures don’t necessarily have to be far away. Hey, I’m a dog. I find my own backyard pretty darn fascinating! Did I tell you about the time a frog jumped out of the pool filter at my mom? HA! She screamed like a girl. I about fell over laughing, but that’s another story. My family and I recently discovered a hidden gem locally: the Seabrook Trail. With just a quick jaunt on the Nasa Bypass, we headed over to Nasa 1 and continued on it until we came to Seabrook. At the intersection of Nasa 1 and Highway 146, we went straight through the light, which then turns into 2nd Street. We took a left on Meyer and parked at the pool (on the right). The trail starts here and goes for three miles, for a round trip of six miles. Woo who! Now we’re talking! For those who want a shorter loop, other parks are located further in. Pass the pool, pick another park, and start from there.

The trail is a mix of pavement and dirt and winds out of the park and through neighborhoods. Some of the homes are mansions with incredible views of the coast. I thought we might stop and visit one of those fine folks, but alas, we continued on to a forested area . . . squirrel! Is that the same guy from my house? Is he messing with me? Oh, sorry . . . we then got to a swampy marsh area. Note here: If we’ve had rain, the path may be closed. This area tends to flood easily. You can run along the road to get around it, if that is the case.

The boardwalk was really cool, but I bet snakes live under it in the spring. Be careful my friends! We then crossed the road to continue toward the pier, our final destination. Lots of humans were fishing, but not us. No sir-ee. We ran to the end only to turn around to run back. What? I must have misunderstood what six miles meant. No matter, I got to smell all the plants I already marked and see who else had been by. How cool is that? And, I always have the hope of catching that squirrel!

With bayous, birds, pavilions, tons of trees, flowers, a boardwalk, and a pier with spectacular views, we enjoyed every minute of our outing. Glad my mom brought water for me. I worked up a thirst. Parking and use of the path are free, so get out there! I hope to see you soon.

Kumaito (Kuma for short) is a multi-tan Shiba Inu, an ancient breed from Japan, who moved from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Friendswood, Texas. He enjoys running almost every day with his mom, chasing squirrels out of his yard, playing with toys, pestering his brother Edmond, eating, napping . . . well, Kuma loves about everything and everyone! His mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith, was kind enough to help him tell his story. She is the author of seven published books, writes for magazines on assignment, has been seen on national television, and inspires people to live healthy, balanced lives through personal training, life coaching, and workshops. You can reach Kuma through Lorraine’s website: Be sure to visit Kuma Dog’s Facebook page at

You never know what he’ll be up to next!