Montgomery County is a one-of-a-kind community that offers a wide array of attractions ranging from natural preserves to historic museums. If you have visitors in town, take them to various destinations where they can fully experience what this fascinating county is all about.
Here are some of the places you shouldn’t miss:
- Lake Conroe
The centerpiece of Montgomery County, this 20,000-acre lake boasts scenic shores and is surrounded by unspoiled wooded areas, including a portion of the Sam Houston National Forest.
Outdoor enthusiasts love this place for the many adventures and activities it offers, including boating, hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking. The lake’s Waterfront Marina features a host of watercraft rentals and charters, as well as shops, restaurants, and the best spots to view the sunset over the lake.
- Historic Downtown Conroe
The city of Conroe’s charming downtown is filled with beautifully restored historic buildings and structures from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Many of them now house museums, antique shops, art galleries, pubs, and cafes.
One of these buildings is the Crighton Theatre, which was built in 1934 and is now the home of several community theaters and performing and visual art groups. Downtown is also the venue for city events like a farmers’ market, plays and concerts in the park, and holiday celebrations.
- Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
Located along I-45 N, the museum features five galleries that showcase various facets of the county’s history through artifacts, art, and memorabilia. The museum also includes a display of the works of local artists, plus an interactive play space for children and a gift shop. A collection of historic buildings is also found on the museum grounds.
- Sam Houston National Forest
Around 47,000 acres of this Texas treasure’s total area of more than 160,000 acres are found within Montgomery County. This outdoor haven offers a plethora of activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and bird and wildlife watching.
The 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail is known as the “Jewel of Texas” among hikers, and one-third of it is found just west of Lake Conroe.
- Texas Flag Park and Lone Star Monument
Rekindle Texas Pride at this historic park built on the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star flag. The park features 13 of the flags used throughout the state’s fight for independence, each with its own story as depicted on their individual bronze plaques. The park also features two symbolic bronze statues – “The Texian” and a bust of Charles B. Stewart, the designer of the Texas flag.
- Fernland Historical Park
This 40-acre park is found right in the heart of the city of Montgomery. It features a collection of some of the earliest homes and buildings in Texas, which were painstakingly moved and restored here from their original locations. Artifacts and antiques from the time of each structure’s construction have been added to give visitors a good glimpse of life in the earliest days of Texas.
- Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary
This non-profit facility is dedicated to providing care and a home to rescued wolves and wolfdogs. The facility may be visited by appointment only, offering guests the chance to view and learn more about the animals, and to experience an evening campout and overnight stay in the area.
Montgomery County offers a wealth of recreational activities for residents of all ages. If you want to explore your real estate options here, call Katherine Maher at 936-525-0095 or send an email to Katherine(at)lakeconroe(dotted)com.