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.
Freedom Boat Club's expert staff transforms inlanders into inboaters without the maintenance, refueling, and storage hassles of watercraft ownership. Up to four people can learn key nautical skills such as tying knots, docking in the wind, and digesting saltwater from one of the company's midshipmen prior to taking a vessel out for a full day of aqueous amusement. Both the Lake Conroe and the Clear Lake locations operate an armada consisting of multifarious types of marine movers, including ski boats, fishing vessels, and pontoons.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: North Lake Conroe's kayak outfitter
Pro Tip: Fully enjoy the Sam Houston National Forest, paddling along its' shores and cycling on its' trails
Good for Kids: Yes
What makes your business stand out?
NLCPC is on the shores of Lake Conroe, with a kayak friendly beach.This means rock star parking for customer and kayaks ready for you upon arrival. Paddle and Pedal is a unique program which allows particiipants to really enjoy the forest.
What inspired you
to start this business?
A personal recreational hobby glided to becoming a more serious one.Then, accumulating a "collection" of kayaks lent itself to a loaner program for family and friends,[and] then to a developing outfitting service.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
When [customers] return from their trip with a smile on their faces, and say they never realized how beautiful the Northside of Lake Conroe really is.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The uniqueness of this paddling and pedaling combination. [It offers] natural beauty in the great outdoors [and a] great workout. [The] participant controls the extensiveness of the trip. Dry boxes and dry bags [are] includedwith package to protect paddlers personal items while on the water.
With a quick flick of the wrist, baited lines arc through the air and plunk into the still waters of Lake Conroe. Stretching from a boat along the bulkheaded shoreline, those lines soon dip with the weight of bites. Various species of bass, as well as catfish, bream, crappie, and hungry scuba divers nibble away as anglers receive reel them in under the instruction of Just Fun Fishing Adventures' licensed guides. These guides also provide all the necessary equipment so anglers need only bring food and drink.
The Sam Houston National Forest lines the north end of the shoreline, treating passengers to sweeping views of wildlife, including ospreys, buffleheads, loons, and occasional bald eagles. As such, Just Fun Fishing Adventures offers half-day bird-watching tours to help interested parties get closer to the airborne action.
If you want to find catfish, alligator, and frog legs all in one place, your best bet is the swamp. But if you want to find all three animals plus carnival rides and live music, then you'd be better off heading to Conroe in October. For 25 years, the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival has celebrated cooking traditions from the Lone Star State and its adjacent bayous, with gumbo and sausage to complement crispy fillets of its namesake fish.
Songs are almost as plentiful as snacks. On three stages and a performance space for kid-friendly shows, the fest showcases beloved bands playing sets that range from country to Beatles covers. Carnival rides, craft booths, and contests fill the rest of the fest with family-friendly activities, such as mechanical-bull rides and a non-mechanical petting zoo.