Home to Lake Conroe, Conroe is the ideal getaway for nature lovers and relaxation seekers alike. With its convenient location 40 miles north of Houston, stunning naturescapes, and many attractions, Conroe is a refreshing weekend retreat.

Splash Around on Lake Conroe

Start your weekend off by diving into fun on Lake Conroe, a 22,000-acre lake known for its fishing, water recreation, and beauty. Nothing beats the Texas sun shining on your shoulders and dipping your toes in the lake, so rent a paddle board, boat, or kayak to enjoy the lake all day long. Make sure to also pack your fishing pole because Lake Conroe is considered the premiere Houston Metro fishing destination. Whether you are a seasoned angler or practicing your fishing game, you are sure to reel in a catch and spot a variety of fish in Conroe. All around the lake, you can find full-service fishing charters, fishing guides, and tackle shops to ensure all of your fishing needs are covered. When you are ready to dry off, head to Conroe’s wooded shores for a picturesque picnic along the lake. If you can’t get enough water fun, you can also park your boat at one of Conroe’s many waterfront restaurants to grab a bite.

Photo: Courtesy of Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston

Experience the Island Life at Conroe’s Margaritaville Lake Resort

Nestled on the shores of Lake Conroe, Margaritaville Lake Resort is the only Margaritaville Resort in Texas and you are sure to find your island state of mind when you play and stay there. Grab your margarita and head to your lounge chair to lie by one of the five resort pools or grab a tube for a float down the lazy river. If you are looking to turn up the relaxation, you can treat yourself to a spa treatment at Margaritaville’s St. Somewhere Spa. The kids will be entertained splashing and sliding around at Jolly Mon Waterpark and playing a round of mini-golf. Margaritaville also features a stunning 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and pickle ball courts where adults can practice their swing.

Photo: Courtesy of Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston

Trek through Miles of Forest

Conroe is home to 250+ miles of forest and one of only four national forests in Texas, so strap on your hiking boots, grab your birding binoculars, and hit the trails of Sam Houston National Forest and W. Goodrich Jones State Forest. Sam Houston National Forest is an outdoor lovers paradise and features part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, aka the hiker’s “Jewel of Texas.” Hiking enthusiasts can set out for the 96-mile trail or explore day hike routes. While exploring Sam Houston National Forest visitors can also enjoy fishing and birdwatching. 333 unique species of birds have been spotted in Conroe including the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. Get an up-close view of these beautiful birds in W. Goodrich Jones State Forest where clusters of endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers find sanctuary in the trees.

Discover Downtown Conroe

Even Conroe’s walkable downtown is framed by towering pines and scenic beauty making a day of strolling around the city a natural fit for your weekend getaway. Take a break from the day’s adventure and enjoy everything from shopping and dining to nightly live music and local art. Conroe’s art scene comes to life when you and the family stop by the historic Crighton Theatre for an afternoon play and discover local art via exhibits at one of downtown’s three art galleries. You can even spot art throughout downtown with a walking tour of the local art benches. Conroe also holds a Texas Music Friendly Community designation and the bustling music city offers live music nearly every night of the week at downtown restaurants, music venues, and breweries.

Get a Taste of the Local Cuisine

Indulging in the local fare is a must on any getaway, and Conroe’s culinary scene is heating up! Take a bite out of everything from authentic Texas BBQ to lakeside spots serving up the freshest catch. With over 40 local restaurants there are delicious dining options to satisfy any craving. Pair your dinner with a craft cocktail or spend the day enjoying wine and beer tasting at Conroe’s locally owned wineries and breweries. When you want to dine in nature, embark on a dinner cruise aboard the Southern Empress Cruise, a 131-foot paddle-wheeler vessel that sails around Lake Conroe.

Photo: Courtesy of Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston

Whether you are cruising around on Lake Conroe or hiking through towering pines, Conroe will leave you feeling naturally inspired. For more ideas on all there is to do and see in Conroe visit visitconroe.com