Located 40 miles North of Houston, Conroe, Texas is the ultimate blend of adventure and tranquility.

Whether you are spending your day jet skiing, fishing, paddle boarding, or boating, Lake Conroe is the ideal destination for lake time fun.

Here are five reasons why Conroe, Texas will be your favorite spot for a lake getaway:

1. It's time for an adventure at Texas's first Margaritaville Lake Resort

Check-in to Lake Conroe's newest attraction, Margaritaville Lake Resort. This Jimmy Buffett inspired resort offers 186 acres of waterfront views as well as 3 pools and a lazy river. Try your hand a golf on their championship golf course or enjoy the ultimate culinary experience one of Margaritaville's one-of-a-kind restaurants. This is the perfect place for a family vacation or a weekend trip with friends.


2. Go Full Throttle on Lake Conroe

Launch your boat into 22,000-acre Lake Conroe and experience all that this dynamic lake has to offer. Defy gravity as you take in a birds-eye view of the lake on a Hydro Rocket. If gliding across the H20 is more your speed, rent a paddleboard from 3rd Coast Paddle Boards, a jet ski from Just Fun Rentals or a boat from Waterpoint Marina. Spend a special day lakeside as you set sail on the Southern Empress Cruise where you can book a Sunday brunch or romantic sunset dinner.

3. Cast Away

Dubbed as one of the best places to fish in Texas, you are sure to make a catch on Lake Conroe. Catfish, bass, and crappie are just a few of the fish that call Lake Conroe home. Hire a guide from FishDude, the Catfish Killer, or Conroe Fishing Adventures to get hooked on the sport and create memories. Rather go solo? Cast your line from a fishing pier in Lake Conroe Park or at W. Goodrich Jones State Forest. The fish are biting!


4. Refuel

Dock your boat at Papa’s on the Lake to refuel after a chocked full day of adventure. This local favorite—accessible by boat or car—offers live music, volleyball, indoor/outdoor decks, and its famous muffulettas and burgers. If you’d prefer a juicy steak, visit Saltgrass Steakhouse or Old Montgomery Steakhouse. Of course, Texas is known for its barbecue, and you can get your fix at McKenzie’s Barbecue. This local favorite slow cooks and smokes its meats over hardwood for up to 22 hours in a rotating pit designed by barbecue experts. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, stop by Pie in the Sky Pie Co. to sample a slice of the homemade coconut cream pie.

5. Hit The Trails

Trade in your flip-flops for your hiking boots and explore the Lone Star Hiking Trail. The Lone Star Trail is said to be one of the hidden jewels of Texas and appeals to avid hikers and outdoor lovers alike. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown, this 96-mile trail has an additional 32 miles of loop and crossover trails of foot-path-only trails. Make a note in your hiking journal to visit the trail during the springtime where you will be surrounded by Magnolia Trees in full bloom.

When it’s wine-o-clock, Conroe’s many local wineries, and tasting rooms, are ready to pour you a glass. Visit Bernhardt Winery, where you can enjoy a glass of vino while catching a concert. Expand your palate at Messina Hof Winery & Resort where they have over 80 award-wining wines. Pair your wine with a view of the Texas Piney Woods and live music every Saturday at the Blue Epiphany Vineyards. Cheers!