Thanks to Lone Star FlyBoard, 5-15 minutes is all it takes for a person to learn how to fly. On Lake Conroe, these fliers soar to up to 35 feet in the air, skim along the water's surface, or dive into the lake itself. The secret to this supernatural ability lies at the end of a 55-foot hose, which pumps water at high pressure to send flyers soaring through the air. This FlyBoard system relies on simple controls, which people use to maneuver with the ease of the world's most confident dolphins. Certified instructors cover the essentials prior to flights.
Local artisans from across Texas come together at the Gypsy Wagon Market. They bring along handmade jewelry, clothing, crafts, artwork, and gifts almost guaranteed to leave a unique impression, especially if you rest your face on them long enough. Contests and raffles give shoppers a chance to walk away with bonus loot.
Weekend cruises along the lake. The occasional night fishing trip. While many people would like to own a boat for those reasons, the expenses of maintaining and storing a boat year-round can be daunting. Carefree Boat Rental eliminates the tedious bits of boat ownership by lending its well-maintained fleet to members by the hour. Inspected weekly by a dock staff using a 50-point checklist, each boat is also equipped with US Coast Guard-required safety equipment such as flares, approved flotation devices, and an emergency stash of Cheetos. The crew also takes care of regular maintenance, such as oil changes, hull cleaning, and annual bottom painting.
Nestled at the southern point of Lake Conroe, Nauti-Dayz Boat Rentals facilitates fun with a fleet of nautical vessels. Outfitted with 90-horsepower Honda motors, pontoon boats welcome passengers for low-speed floats around the lake’s placid waters. MerCruiser motors send ski boats ripping across the waves, towing skiers, tubers, and wakeboarders in their frothy wakes. The shop also rents waverunners that seat up to two passengers and reproduce the high-speed thrill of riding a motorcycle across a full swimming pool. All rentals include complimentary fuel and life jackets.
In the shade of rust-red barns and tall trees, groups of llamas, goats, and ponies trot around wooden-fenced corrals, nabbing bites of feed from youngsters’ extended palms. This idyllic scene is one of many that abound at 7 Acre Wood. An old-fashioned Western fort houses a jail cell for interrogating suspicious-looking cartons of milk. Nearby, tots soar on the playground’s zipline or weave through the mini-golf course. The property also hosts 7 Acre Wood's Concessions, where families can get snacks.
With the boat storage deal, owners can back their sailboat or power boat into one of the 10'x25' stalls, then shop for necessities—from ice and drinks to fuel and cleaning supplies—in the centrally located convenience store. The half-day pontoon rental gets 11–12 people gas and buoyancy for up to four hours of recreational boating, ideal for exploring the picturesque Lake Conroe, a 21-mile-long lake rife with boating, swimming, fishing, underwater chess tournaments, and jet skiing. Customers may apply the value of this Groupon toward a larger stall for storage or a full-day pontoon rental if they so choose. As a service to boaters and the ecosystem, Lakeview Marina offers complimentary recycling of a reusable mess of wares; check the website for a list of acceptable items.