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Picture perfect scenery and lake-filled activities abound north of Houston. Located less than an hour from Downtown Houston, Conroe’s serene community offers a quiet escape, protected by towering pine trees, rolling hills and a beautiful 22,000-acre lake.

Plan Your Weekend in Conroe

There’s plenty of fun to be had in Conroe, even if it’s not lake season yet! Check out a few ways we recommend spending a weekend, or a day trip, if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet in one of our favorite nearby getaways. 1. Conroe Brew Pass Nestled among the pine forests of Conroe sit B-52 Brewing and Southern Star Brewing Company, two award-winning craft breweries that each boast a wide variety of cold brews and expansive properties…

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Living the Lake Life in Conroe

Whether you’re spending the day bass fishing or indulging in spa treatments, Conroe, Texas, has something to suit your getaway goals. In 1881, Union Calvary officer lumberman Isaac Conroe founded a sawmill about 40 miles north of his native Houston. By the early 1900s, Conroe was incorporated and had grown to be a thriving and dynamic community located along the picturesque 22,000-acre Lake Conroe. These days, Conroe is known for having a small town feel with big city appeal, and for being a…

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Experience Historic Conroe Texas

A day trip traveling north from Houston takes you down memory lane to the historic city that is Conroe, Texas. Conroe was established after the Civil War when a retired Illinois Cavalry captain came to Texas, hoping to make his mark in the lumber industry. His mark created an enduring legacy. In 1881, Isaac Conroe positioned his sawmill at the junction of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads in Montgomery County. This strategic crossroads paired with an ample supply of…

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Conroe is Texas' Newest Live Music Destination

Conroe, Texas is becoming a popular hangout for residents and tourists wanting to listen to live music. Conroe – Houston’s not so little secret anymore – is the fastest growing city in the United States and one aspect of the city that continues to grow is the nightlife. In December, 2018, the Texas Music office, Office of the Governor, designated Conroe as Texas Music Friendly City, making Conroe the 7 th city in the state and the first in the Houston area to be awarded this prestigious…

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Go Jump in a Lake

Trade the bright city lights for starry nights just 40 miles north of Houston in Conroe. Conroe is home to an historic downtown with a vibrant and eclectic art scene, 2 community theatres, and live music every night of the week. Bordered by 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest, and W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, Conroe holds great appeal to outdoor lovers of all ages levels of experience. Conroe is the perfect destination for multi-generational travel. The average person…

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