Summer has arrived and Conroe offers visitors the perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor adventure for a summer getaway. Add boating and fishing in Lake Conroe, relaxing at Margaritaville Lake Resort, and hiking through miles of forest to the top of your itinerary and pack your bags for a summer vacation to remember.
Wave Hello to Lake Fun
Conroe is home to 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, also known as Houston’s
aquatic-playground because of the many recreational activities that this lake offers. Take the little ones on their first fishing adventure and reel in everything from crappie to bass. This lake is one of the top fisheries in the United States after all. If fishing is not your game, there are endless ways for all ages to play on Lake Conroe. Rent a boat for an afternoon of inner tubing or explore the water via paddleboard, kayak, jet ski, canoe, and more. Dry off and lounge on the wooded shores with a picnic when you need to refuel for more lake adventure.
Experience Island Time at Margaritaville Lake Resort
Sail away to paradise this summer with a stay at Conroe’s Margaritaville Lake Resort. Inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back island lifestyle, this resort is the only of its kind in Texas. Relax the day away with a margarita in hand at the swim up pool bar, or find your favorite lounge chair and enjoy the five resort pools. If you are traveling with the kids, splashing around at the resort’s Jolly Mon Water Park will surely be the highlight of their trip. Margaritaville also features an 18-hole golf course where you can practice your swing beneath the Texas sun. When you need to unwind, turn up the relaxation with a spa treatment at the St. Somewhere Spa and cheers to a vacation in paradise at one of the signature restaurants.
Become One With Nature in Miles of Forest
Not only is Conroe the summer destination for water fun, but there are ample hiking and birding opportunities for a weekend of outdoor adventure. Speaking of hiking, make sure to lace up your shoes and take a day hike in Sam Houston National Forest, one of only four national forests in Texas. Spend the day hiking part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, fishing, and bird watching year round. Another popular forest for birding is W. Goodrich Jones State Forest. Make sure to bring your binoculars to spot clusters of endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers nestled in the trees.
Take a bite out of the Conroe food scene during your stay. Dock your watercraft and grab a late lunch at a lakeside restaurant, or cruise down to Historic Downtown Conroe. Dine on everything from fresh seafood to Texas BBQ paired with a drink from local wineries and breweries. While you dine, take in the views of the infamous Conroe sunset and snap a photo to share from your trip. When you want to eat on the water, hop aboard the Southern Empress, a 131-foot paddle-wheeler vessel that sails around Lake Conroe for a dinner cruise.
However you spend your summer getaway in Conroe, we are sure you will be naturally inspired and eager to make your trip a yearly summer tradition.