Fun In and Around Conroe, TX
Have Some Fun in Conroe, Texas
Downtown Houston may be just a 40-minute drive away, but there’s plenty to do in and around Conroe, TX; so you don’t have to leave for the big city to have some fun.
Head for the Lake
You can’t talk about Conroe without talking about the lake - Lake Conroe that is. Go for a swim, rent a boat, or camp. If you’re into the outdoors, the lake is just a short drive away and you’re sure to be able to find something to do.
If communing with nature really isn’t your thing, that’s alright too - head to the lake and enjoy a great meal with a view at one of the many restaurants lining the shore or take a dinner cruise with Southern Empress Cruises. If you’re looking for more of a resort-style vacation getaway, you can enjoy a stay at the Margaritaville Lake Resort.
Explore the Area’s History
There is no shortage of historical places in and around Conroe. Learn about the area’s history and the county’s roots, including the lumber and oil industries at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Set in a historic former home, the museum has permanent galleries that include exhibits geared towards children.
Another popular spot is Fernland Historical Park, which you’ll find nearby in downtown Montgomery. This is a hands-on park, with historic buildings, including log homes and cabins - some of the oldest in Texas. If historic architecture is your thing, you’ll find plenty to see in Downtown Conroe.
Head Downtown - Downtown Conroe
The historic heart of downtown Conroe was built mainly during the years when the oil business was booming: the 1920’s - 1930’s. These may be historic buildings, but there’s a lot more to do here than admire the architecture. Many of these buildings have been restored and renovated, and now house galleries, shops, and restaurants.
A popular stop in the heart of downtown is the Crighton Theatre. This beautiful building, constructed in 1934, is home to theatrical productions, musical performances, and youth theater. It’s also available to rent as an event space. You’ll also find similar cultural experiences just outside of downtown at the Owen Theatre.
While you’re strolling through charming downtown Conroe, be sure to take note of the many decorated benches. Can you find all thirteen? Learn more about the Art Bench Self-Guided Tour.
Down at the Farm
Conroe and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County still retain a strong rural character, and there are a couple of very popular farms that people love to visit. During the late spring and early summer, you can visit Moorhead's Blueberry Farm - Texas’ oldest blueberry farm. If you’ve missed the season, you can find their blueberries in products throughout the area - visit their website for more information.
In the spring and autumn, you can roam through acres of giant sunflowers at P-6 Farms. Visit this family farm in Montgomery, and you’ll find local produce, flowers, and a pumpkin patch in the fall. With vintage amusement rides and over 20 different attractions, you’ll find fun for the whole family.
Want to learn more about things to do in Conroe? Check back for next month’s blog - “Beer, Wine, and Booze in Conroe, TX.”