Things to do in Conroe and Montgomery in 2018

Conroe Aquatic Center

Conroe Aquatic Center

There are plenty of activities in Conroe and Montgomery to keep visitors and residents busy in the new year. From recreational activities on Lake Conroe and places to go with a four-legged friend to shopping at a local farmers market, there is something for everyone.


Farmers Markets


Conroe

  • Isaac Conroe Farmers Market
    Held the first Thursday of every month, the market offers produce, food trucks and music. Conroe Founders Plaza, 205 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-588-3316.
    www.experiencedowntownconroe.com


Montgomery

  • Lone Star 1st Saturday
    Held the first Saturday of every month, the market offers produce, crafts and music. Montgomery Community Center, 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-5004.
    www.experiencemontgomery.com







Live Theatre


Conroe

  • The Crighton Theatre
    The theater sets the stage for productions by performing arts groups and musicians. 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

  • Owen Theatre
    The Players Theatre Company presents regular performances throughout the year. 225 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-539-4090. www.owentheatre.com







Cool Down


Conroe

  • Conroe Aquatic Center
    Swimmers can visit the Conroe Aquatic Center throughout the year. The center offers indoor lap swimming, and starting in May, the facility also offers recreational amenities for all ages, including a leisure pool, an interactive play structure and classes.
    1205 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe.
    936-522-3930.  www.cityofconroe.org

  • Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center Pool
    The Oscar Johnson Community Center is open from June to August. The seasonal pool features a graduated entry pool, a mushroom spray and a water slide. 100 Park Place, Conroe. 936-522-3960.
    www.cityofconroe.org

  • Conroe Family YMCA
    The Conroe Family YMCA offers an outdoor recreational pool with lap lanes that opens March 1, as well as a fun pool for children that opens Memorial Day. The facility also offers a variety of amenities, including group classes, a child watch program, gymnasium and sports courts.
    10245 Owen Drive, Conroe.
    936-441-9622. www.ymcahouston.org/locations/conroe-family-ymca







Live Music


Conroe

  • Pacific Yard House
    Pacific Yard House operates as a full-service restaurant and music venue in downtown Conroe. Patrons can listen to live music and watch dueling piano performances. 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447.
    www.pacificyardhouse.com

  • The Red Brick Tavern
    Located in downtown Conroe, the Red Brick Tavern delivers live music to the community most days, upscale comfort food and a full bar featuring craft beer selections. 119 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-539-2000.
    www.theredbricktavern.com


Montgomery

  • Papa’s On the Lake
    The family-owned restaurant is located on Lake Conroe and features live music during the summer months. The business also offers boat docks for customers. 14632 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 936-447-2500.
    www.papasonthelake.com







Lake Activities


Montgomery

  • Rent a paddleboard
    The Lake Conroe area boasts a plethora of paddleboard rental opportunities, including 3rd Coast Paddle Boards, North Lake Conroe Paddling Co. and 1097 Watersports, which is set to open in April. Rent a board or go on a guided group paddle around the lake with 3rd Coast Paddle Boards. 15264 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 936-228-8282.
    www.lakeconroepaddleboards.com

  • Grab a group to pedal the lake
    Lakegoers can enjoy a two- or three-hour tour where they can leisurely pedal around Lake Conroe on a 25-foot, pontoon-style cycleboat. Cycleboats features 10 pedal stations, five nonpedal seats, a galley bar and a canopy. The pontoons can be rented from Dryft Cycleboats in the Waterpoint Marina by phone or booking online. Waterpoint Marina, 15264 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 1-800-835-0495.
    www.dryftcycleboats.com







Dog Parks


Conroe

  • Kasmiersky Park
    This 10-acre park offers various amenities, such as an off-leash area, water faucets and a dog bathing station. 889 Old Magnolia Road, Conroe. 936-522-3842.
    www.cityofconroe.org

  • Wiggins Village Park
    An 8-acre park serves as a spacious, off-leash dog park. The park offers a water hose and mutt mitts but no public restrooms. 565 Bryant Road, Conroe. 936-522-3842. www.cityofconroe.org




By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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