Can you believe that it is almost time for Spring Break? This time last year our world came to a shrieking halt with COVID-19. Even though Coronavirus has not disappeared, people for the most part are no longer hunkered down at home. Are you looking for Spring Break ideas? If so, I wanted to share a few places that you could visit in the Lake Conroe/Montgomery area next week.
Lake Conroe Park
Right off of Highway 105, Montgomery County has a park along the shore of Lake Conroe. The park offers access to the lake both for fishing and swimming. Fish off of a pier and swim in a designated spot for safety. However, know that there is no lifeguard on duty.
The park has 13 acres of space, including areas for picnics and barbecue grills. You can also play volleyball or softball. If you prefer, you can rent a covered pavilion through the county commissioner. His number and other important information is on their website.
Like most public parks there are some rules so make sure to read those before going, which are also on the website. For example, no dogs and no alcohol are allowed. Also, the park is closed on Mondays. From Tuesday to Sunday, you can visit the park between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $2 per person, excluding seniors and very young children.
Heading southwest from the Lake Conroe area, there are two farms hosting Spring Break events for families. One is Dewberry Farms in Brookshire. They have both weekday and weekend tickets available at different prices. Check out their website to read all pertinent information, including price, location, and what is available to do.
In addition Blessington Farms also has many fun activities planned for Spring Break. Unfortunately picking berries is not available because of the winter storm we endured weeks ago. However, there are still many things to do, like a rope maze and gem mining. They do suggest checking for any updates on Facebook before making the trip.
Sam Houston National Forest
Go camping for a few days or simply enjoy a day of hiking at the Sam Houston National Forest. Check out this article highlighting the campsites, different trails, wildlife, etc. According to their website, they lit a controlled burn fire yesterday. Check their website before making plans. It clearly stated where the fire would be so you can easily go to a different area. The park is huge.
Of course, Lake Conroe itself provides so much to do. Boating and fishing are popular activities. Also other fun activities include paddle-boarding, kayaking, or jet skiing. The lake is a water playground that comes alive in Spring Break as people come out of their winter coats to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Golf courses dot the community and offer a fun activity that keeps you dry. Longview Greens offers outdoor family fun with mini-golf. Regardless what you choose to do, I hope that these Spring Break ideas have given you some options to explore next week. Have a great time and enjoy the Lake Conroe area.