There were a lot of birdwatchers out and about, so we ran into groups more often than not, but the scenery was beautiful and serene, even with strong gusts of wind blowing us about.
The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge are large tracts of land set aside for the wildlife. There is a large variety of birds in the wetlands, so it is a popular birdwatching spot. Be careful, though, as there are snakes and alligators, too. It is seen best by car tour, but there are some places to hike, too.
I walked the Willows Trail. It's a short looping trail that is part boardwalk, part grass. You walk through a nice butterfly garden and along some wetlands. The mosquitos are really bad here, so use DEET! I did not and I found myself being bitten left and right.
One interesting and unexpected attraction was a cattle drive that came through the area. If you've ever seen one before, it's an memorable experience. :)
The Skillern Tract is a part of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, but separate from the "main" refuge where Shoveler Pond is (a little over 7 miles to the East). There is a nice walking path, however, that takes you along the East Bay Bayou. Be careful, though, as a saw a snake in the grass. On my walk back to my car, I took the road as shown by my track file.