There are many things Texas is known for, from barbecue and chili to football, but just about all of it is some degree of hot. While Texas winters may not get as cold as some of its northern counterparts, visitors and natives still need things to do when the weather cools and it's no longer shorts and t-shirt weather (not that most natural Texans aren't wearing boots and jeans in summer anyway). Luckily for you, we've got a hefty list of cool and cold-weather activities you and your dog can dig into, whether it's teetering on the edge of spring or the depths of winter.
Of course, not all cold-weather activities have to be centered around the holidays, but given how many are crammed into a short span, they do create a lot of unique opportunities you can't take advantage of any other time of the year - especially those you can do with your dog. For more great ideas, consider just about any outdoor activity that's far too daunting to experience in the dog days of summer and go from there. There are plenty of awesome desert spots just waiting to be explored that are often forgotten in the heat, so don't waste any time sitting around inside when there's a massive state worth of locations and activities to dig into come October, November, December and beyond!