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Conroe, Texas

As the seat of Montgomery County Conroe lies on the southern edge of Sam Houston National Forest with its towering pines, rolling hills, and woodland lakes. Backpacking along the 127-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail amid the unspoiled beauty of the forest is popular with hikers, where they often see rare and uncommon birds, including the red-cockaded woodpecker.

The county is known as "Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag," for in 1839, the state legislature adopted the flag designed by resident and patriot, Dr. Charles B. Stewart, as the official state flag.

Resorts, campgrounds and marinas dot the tree-lined shore of Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe is home to eight public golf courses with more than 153 challenging holes.

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival attracts thousands to the downtown square on the second weekend in October. Activities include a parade, live entertainment on three stages, fun and games for the kids, arts & crafts and plenty of spicy food.

The storied community of Cut and Shoot - where flea markets flourish on the weekend - is 5 miles east of Conroe.

Just down Texas 105 is the town of Montgomery where you can take a self-guided tour of historic homes, buildings, and antique shops. Shoppers find bargains at Conroe Outlet Center at I-45 and League Line Rd. and at quaint antique malls throughout the city.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Paddle Wheeler Southern Empress

Ply the waters of Lake Conroe while dining and dancing. Reservations required. Departs from Seven Coves Resort on F.M. 830

Conroe, TX Paddle Boats

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

In restored home of a pioneer timber family. Permanent exhibit features life of Charles B. Stewart, designer of the Texas Lone Star flag and the Texas state seal;

Conroe, TX Museums

Crighton Theatre

Restored vaudeville theatre, built in 1934

Conroe, TX Historic Theatres

Jones State Forest

A 1,725 acres pine and hardwood forest. Five miles southwest via I-45 and F.M. 1488. Birdwatcher's haven with more than 150 species identified;

Conroe, TX Birdwatching

Scenic Drive

Texas 105 west through piney woods to Montgomery 15 miles; driving tour of historic homes dating back to 1850

Conroe, TX Scenic Drives

Things to do near Conroe, TX

La Calle del Norte

Spanish for "The Street of the North," currently North Street in Nacogdoches, believed to be oldest public thoroughfare in th...

Ginocchio National Historic District

Three square blocks in the heart of old downtown centering around the 1896 Ginocchio Hotel, one of the state's finest example...

Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary

A Texas Nature Conservancy Preserve of 2,138 acres. Exhibits a curious intermingling of various forest and wetland communitie...

Alpine Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Regional Arts Center

Housed in former U.S. District Courthouse built in 1909 featuring ornate plaster, copper cage elevator, and 26-ft. ceiling in...