Insite Guides Conroe Visitors Guide - Page 8

8 THE GREAT OUTDOORS Living The “Life ” In Conroe Nothing says “Lake Life” better than the 22,000 acres known as Lake Conroe! Jet skis, paddleboards or fishing poles —the options are endless. Take adventure to a new height with flyboarding or find a quiet piece of water and defy the record for the largest largemouth bass. Channel catfish, bluegill and black and white crappie are ready to test your skills as well. Coming summer of 2020 to Lake Conroe is Margaritaville Lake Resort. This scenic waterfront property combines luxury with family friendly amenities, including an 18-hole golf course, a full service spa, and a 3 acre lakefront water park that’s sure to bring out the kid in you! Don’t have a boat? Don’t worry. Lake Conroe offers a variety of guide services and water sport rental options. Multiple marinas, complete with food, drinks, shops and marine technical services, keep you full, fueled and back on the lake! Make sure to save time for lakeside dining with delicious local flavor. Boat cruise tours offer a monthly lunch cruise and threehour dinner cruises with dining, drinks and dancing onboard their three-story, 131’ paddle wheeler. Boots, Birds, Butterf llies Ready to walk? Grab your best hiking boots and head out along the longest wilderness footpath in Texas. The Texas Lone Star Trail twists and turns through 130 miles of deep pines and hardwoods of the expansive Sam Houston National Forest. Don’t forget your binoculars when you visit W. G. Jones State Forest, one of the nation’s largest working urban forests, recognized by American Bird Conservancy as one of the 500 most important areas in North America. The old growth pines are home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Conroe proudly participates in the National Wildlife Foundation’s Mayors Monarch Pledge initiative, a mission to help restore the Monarch’s natural food source, the milkweed plant.