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Without question, there’s something special about fall. The leaves take on their amber hues, the air chills down to a crisp, strands of lights twinkle with more purpose, and the simple act of shopping carries a bit more meaning. There’s no better place to experience the fullness of fall than in The Woodlands. Here, fall doesn’t just exist on seasonally decorated porches or chalkboard menu doodles, it surrounds you.

Put on your favorite fall sweater and bask in the brisk beauty of an outdoor concert at one of The Woodlands many outdoor music venues. Concerts in the Park at Northshore Park are slotted for Sunday evenings from September through October. You can catch a show on Thursdays at Rock the Row at Hughes Landing Band Shell in October and November. The best part? After the show you are only a short walk or free trolley ride away from an impressive collection of restaurants, many of which feature stunning patios to continue the fall weather enjoyment.

Looking to stay active as we head into the most indulgent time of year? The vast George Mitchell Nature Preserve offers visitors miles of hiking and biking trails through The Woodlands’ seemingly endless wooded areas. But you don’t have to bring your hiking shoes to enjoy the great outdoors. The Waterway’s paved walkway gives visitors and locals alike a place to safely
jog, bike, and walk under a canopy of fall colors. You can also rent a kayak, paddleboard, or swan boat—yes, swan boat—to enjoy a bit of time on the water.

Lace up the skates and bring all the loved ones out for a holiday skate. The Woodlands Ice Rink opens in mid-November and runs through the middle of January. This state-of-the-art setup features an amazing sound system and holiday lights, making it a great way to start or cap off the holiday season.

If you know The Woodlands for one thing and one thing alone…you probably know it for its outstanding shopping scene. People travel from far and wide to enjoy this community’s impressive collection of name brands and local shops. If you are already dreading having to search and scour the same shops you always frequent, or just loving giving someone the perfect gift, then a shopping trip to The Woodlands is an absolute must. Here, shopping takes
on a whole new life with what can only be called outdoor shopping destinations filled with coffee shops for a bit of energy, and Happy Hour spots to celebrate your checked-off holiday shopping list.

Fill up your fall calendar with amazing adventures, fun memories, and tranquil escapes before the holiday rush sets in. There is no better place to find everything you love above fall than The Woodlands.


Visit VisitTheWoodlands.com for more information.