Fun in Conroe

conroeA weekend at Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA is fun even in winter because the town offers something for everyone. Children will have a blast at 7-Acre Wood, an amusement park with a petting zoo, western play town, miniature golf course, play fort and huge playground. Unless the weather is extra cold, the entire family, especially Dad, will enjoy a day out on the links at one of the local golf courses. In addition, when Mom and Dad want to experience the ultimate in relaxation, they can treat themselves to a massage at Epiphany Spa.

Have you ever noticed how cold weather makes you hungry? When the bracing temperatures of January boost your appetite, head over to Joe’s Pizza and Pasta for a hearty meal. TripAdvisor ranks the eatery as the top restaurant in town – and with good reason. The atmosphere is old-world, the food is delicious and the servings are large. Allow plenty of time for dinner, so you can linger over the authentically prepared Italian dishes. And don’t even think of leaving until you have a tiramisu, a dessert you will dream about in the days to come.

To make your reservations at Lake Conroe KOA, visit our website, or call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information.

September Weather Beckons You to Lake Conroe

lake conroe koaWith fall right around the corner, the temperatures are starting to moderate, which makes it good weather for activities in the fresh air. Campers at Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA can play tennis, volleyball and horseshoes along with outdoor bowling and outdoor basketball. It’s always lovely out on the lake, so either canoeing or catch-and-release fishing would be a great way to relax while enjoying the scenery. The park has something for everyone, including a jumping pillow for the kids.

If you fancy golf, Conroe has two courses from which to choose, the Village Golf Club or Wedgewood Golf Course. Either one would provide you with some good exercise when giving you an opportunity to hone your skills.

Every Friday and Saturday night, the Red Brick Tavern has live music. The entertainment starts at 9 p.m., so you can plan to have a late supper or snack. Try one of the steaks, sandwiches or salads. They are known for upscale comfort food as well as wood-fired pizzas.

To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, visit our website or call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information.

Island Adventure Luau Party

luau partySummer pleasures continue at Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA on June 25 through 27 with an Island Adventure Luau Party. You can dig out those Hawaiian shirts and participate in the Tacky Tourist Dress-Up Contest as well as play pineapple bowling and hula-hoop games. Other activities will include a seashell hunt and tiki torch candy hunt along with luau- and island-themed movies. Rounding out the itinerary, beach gear relay, ceramic painting and musical beach towels will also be available. You won’t want to miss all the fun.

Downtown Conroe is a nice place to take a leisurely stroll and browse through shops and galleries. The Conroe Central Market offers 50 vendors selling an array of items, ranging from jewelry to junk to exceptional antiques. Another place to visit is Gallery off the Square Thomas Kinkade, where shoppers can admire the achingly beautiful works of the famous “painter of light” in addition to works of local artists. When you get hungry, drop into the Main Street Café for some Cajun food.

To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information. Visit our website and make your reservations today.

Ironman Contest Coming to The Woodlands on May 17

 tempeventdescbackdropThe Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas will be staged May 17 in The Woodlands, just a short drive from the Lake Conroe KOA.

The race, already sold out, will start with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands, followed by the 112-mile bike course and ends with a 26.2-mile run.

Stop by Waterway Avenue in The Woodlands to see the IRONMAN participants run through the finish line! For more information click here.

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To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information. Visit our website at http://koa.com/campgrounds/lake-conroe/.

 

Lake Conroe KOA’s Care Camps’ Big Weekend is at Hand

Care Camps logoThe Lake Conroe KOA Campground will offer a free night of camping May 10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s 11th annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend.

Campers who stay as paying guests May 9 will receive a free night of camping May 10.

Donations raised during the weekend will benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of 55 specialized, medically equipped summer camps throughout North America that offer children battling cancer a free summer camp experience.

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To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information. Visit our website at http://koa.com/campgrounds/lake-conroe/.

 

Visit Early Texas Structures at Fernland Historical Park

The Crane cabin at Fernland Historical Park.

The Crane cabin at Fernland Historical Park.

Located within the heart of downtown Montgomery, Fernland Historical Park is a unique hands-on educational park, bringing samples of early Texas architecture together with examples of early Texas life.

The log homes and cabins presented within the park are some of the oldest remaining structures within Texas.

Background

In 1991, Carroll and Mae Tharp donated the buildings and original site to Sam Houston State University. Due to the remote location of the buildings, it was decided that the buildings should be moved to a more appropriate site so that the public could enjoy the. Hence, through a joint effort the new park was established within the downtown area of Montgomery.

Fernland Historical Park is a project run and managed by Fernland Inc., the city of Montgomery and Sam Houston State University. Fernland Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to assist the city of Montgomery in relocating historic homes and log cabins to Montgomery to establish a museum and educational center that will improve the lifestyle of the city’s residents, attract tourism and provide educational opportunities for the public.

This map shows the locations of structures in Fernland Historical Park

This map shows the locations of structures in Fernland Historical Park

Confederate Civil War veteran Nickolas Crane built the Crane cabin (shown above) in 1867 in Angelina County. He had  moved to Texas from Alabama in 1848. The walls are pine logs left rounded on the exterior and hand-adzed for a flat smooth finish on the interior walls. It was moved from Angelina to Montgomery County and restored by the Tharps in 1974.

Fernland is in the very early stages. Visit http://www.fernland.org to learn more about Fernland Historical Park.

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Lake Conroe KOA is located a short drive from Fernland Historical Park so plan to stay at our campground while enjoying this historic site.To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information. Visit our website at http://koa.com/campgrounds/lake-conroe/.

 

Montgomery’s Sunshine Farm: A Couple’s Labor of Love

Sunshine Farm logoWant to know how a modern farm can operate? Then check out Sunshine Farm at 5800 Jackson Road the next time you’re in Montgomery. The farm is just a few miles from Lake Conroe KOA.

On the 12 acres Jim and Lisa Jenkins bought about 13 years ago sits their home and what they call a labor of love.

The Courier of Montgomery County reports that the couple owns and operates Sunshine Farm, which features goats, chickens, donkeys, plants and a lot of soap.

Jim, a retired Houston police officer, grew up in the city but has been raising animals for more than 20 years. He helped with his grandparent’s farm and said he always wanted to return to the farming lifestyle.

After the two were married, Lisa quit selling insurance and started building a garden.

Although the farm is not certified organic, the family sells only organic foods and “clean” or natural products such as lotions, fragrances and mosquito repellant.

Beginning in March, on the first Saturday of each month, the farm hosts Farm Days, where the family teaches free workshops about how to grow plants, cleaning your home with natural products and how to raise animals such as chickens.

“The goal of our products is to help people clean up what they put on the outside,” Lisa said. “And what they put on the inside.”

The next Farm Day is May 3. The focal topic will be “Harvesting Techniques and Cooking in the Garden.”

Sunshine Farm is now offering wholesale prices to those with the proper tax ID information.

Farm hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday by appointment only; closed Monday.

For more information visit http://www.goodcleanlivin.com. Call Lisa at (936) 648-6145 or Jim at (832) 443-5667 or e-mail jenkinssunshinefarm@yahoo.com or sunshinefarm@consolidated.net.

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Lake Conroe KOA is located a short drive from Sunshine Farm so plan to stay at our campground while enjoying this unique operation.To book your next stay at Lake Conroe KOA, call (800) 562-9750 or call (936) 582-1200 for more information. Visit our website at http://koa.com/campgrounds/lake-conroe/.