Enjoy my write-up for Conroe City Lifestyle, all about activities in our area with some Father’s Day ideas.
Article by Melanie Saxton
Originally published in Conroe City Lifestyle
If you need ideas for Father’s Day, look no further than our own backyard. From suburban flair to relaxed and rustic, Conroe has a culture all its own. Living here makes it easy to pivot from work into staycation mode. So whether you’re a native, transplant, or visitor, explore some of these favorite locales and happenings this June.
On the Water
Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and other water sports are just a short hop away. Membership boating clubs are a popular alternative to owning a watercraft, such as the Freedom Boat Club Lake Conroe and Nautical Boat Club, as well as rentals from Nauti-Dayz, Jet-Ski Lake Conroe, and North Lake Conroe Paddling Co.
An Angler’s Dream
Fishing is great on the lake! Enthusiasts enjoyed last month’s Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Big Bass Tour as part of a $2M national payout. Bass, crappie, and catfish are abundant, and if you’re new to this pastime, local charters can show you the ropes, including Bradley’s Guide Service, Wethook Guide Service, Jimmy’s Gone Fishing Guide Service, and Cowboy’s Guide Service.
Kasmiersky Park has a dog-dedicated fenced area and is also known for its wheeled sports plaza — an exciting place to skateboard. Owen Park is the City’s newest, with off-leash facilities and separate areas for small and large dogs. Visit cityofconroe.org for a listing of all 20 parks in Conroe.
The Sam Houston National Forest
Enjoy 85 miles of multiple-use trails for hiking, biking, horses, and off-highway vehicles at Sam Houston National Forest (recreation.gov). Texas Lone Star Trail is the state’s longest wilderness footpath with ten sections, road crossings, and free trailhead parking areas. Little Lake Creek Wilderness is located in the southwestern corner and was ranked #13 of 17 “among the most beautiful, the most humbling, the most transformative” in Texas Monthly’s Let’s Go Wild issue (2014) — a thrill for experienced backpackers and day hikers.
Bernhardt Winery is hosting the Derek Spence|George Strait Tribute on June 3rd and the Wlakin’ The Line-George Strait Tribute on June 25th. Also, stop by Conroe’s own B-52 Brewing Co., Southern Star Brewing Company, Copperhead Brewery, and Tapped Drafthouse & Kitchen for some excellent brew, and enjoy vino at B/E Blue Epiphany Winery.
Arts and Entertainment
The Downtown Conroe Arts District is home to the two community theatres: the Historic Crighton Theatre, with performances by Stage-Right Theatre Company, and The Players Theatre Company, hosting performances at the Owen Theatre.
Conroe is also home to the First Thursday Concert Series, its “free” every Thursday at Heritage Place on Metcalf Street from April through September (see the lineup at CityofConroe.org).
Other must-see attractions include the Conroe Art League’s Madeley Gallery, the Conroe Legends Mural Wall, and the Art Bench Walking Tour. VisitConroe.org
Conroe Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with magical-themed performances and a new conductor, Gary Liebst. Watch for their July performance at ConroeSymphony.org.
Take the Kiddos!
Conroe Recreation & Aquatic Center at Candy Cane Park is a wonderland of water slides and is open Monday through Saturday. The Conroe Waterpark features a children’s wading pool with a playground for children under 48″ and an older youth-adult pool with a basketball hoop. Guests over 48″ can now enjoy our five water slides, which include multiple 3-story tower slides. Kids can also enjoy Flick and Float monthly at the Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center Pool-movies while floating in the pool! View the Special Events Calendar at CityofConroe.org for details.
And So Much More!
This is just a sampling of what our big, beautiful lake community has to offer year-round. Enjoy it all in the heart of Montgomery County.
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