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When the Journey's Your Destination

Fun abounds in Montgomery County this summer when getting there is the adventure

Article by Kimberly Sutton

Photography by Kimberly Sutton and Provided

Originally published in Conroe City Lifestyle

Lake Conroe Slingshot Rentals

For thrills and a unique experience, try renting a two-seater Slingshot. These 4-cylinder, automatic vehicles, have two front wheels and one wheel in the back. According to Adrian Perez, owner of Lake Conroe Slingshot Rentals, they are easy and fun to drive through the Sam Houston National Forest, where you can enjoy the lake views and shade of the forest.  

Reservations are suggested. Call 936-283-2055.  LakeConroeSlingshots.com

North Lake Conroe Paddling

Larry Mason of North Lake Conroe Paddling has been launching kayaks into the lake at least 350 days a year, for 20 years, at the same rates. He offers the adventure of exploring the northern region of Lake Conroe's habitat while paddling a kayak or paddleboard. 

His business is located off of Calvary Road in Willis on a more remote section of the lake where all kinds of wildlife can be seen, and fish found.

"I have some regular customers who come to fish. I arrive at 5 am to get their boats ready," Mason says. "They are in the water by 6:01 am. Some catch their limit of fish, and some come strictly for sport, catch and release."

To reserve kayaks or paddle boards in advance, customers should call ahead at 936-203-2697, and for more information, go to NothLakeConroePaddingCo.com. 

Just Ride Watercrafts

A brand new company called Just Ride Watercrafts offers a nice cruise around the lake in a luxurious pontoon boat complete with a licensed captain aboard so you can relax or even have a few cocktails.

"We have a playlist of jazz and R&B music for easy listening," says owner, Tanijah Chavis. She and her husband, Justin, moved to Texas from North Carolina. 

"We both enjoy traveling, and we gravitate to watersports like snorkeling and boat tours. We want people to be able to come out and enjoy the lake, swim, cruise around to view the lighthouse or the sunset," she says. 

Book now at JustRideWC.com or call 281-371-6568. 

Lone Star Trail

If hiking is more your speed,  attempt the 129-mile Lone Star Trail, which passes through the eastern portion of the Sam Houston National Forest near Cleveland and runs to the extreme western edge near Richards. 

The trail is relatively flat and very primitive (no public restrooms), with some bridges crossing wet areas and creeks. Camping is available at Cagle, Double Lake, and Stubblefield recreation areas. Bring your binoculars and keep your eyes open for deer, bullfrogs, squirrels, and foxes, plus a variety of birds.

Contact Lone Star Hiking Trail office at 936-344-6205 for the current status of the trail.

Outdoorsy RV Rentals

If you are looking to leave home a little longer, then go to Outdoorsy.com to rent an RV, camper van, or travel trailer. From a $20 per night camper to a $1,500 per day motorcoach, they come stocked with everything from water floats to pots and pans. Select your dates of travel, choose pickup or delivery, and plan your trip without having to purchase an RV.

Whether you choose one a day excursion or a week-long road trip, cruise the lake, run the roads, or hike a trail, there are plenty of adventures in the Conroe area. 

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