16 Best Things to Do in Montgomery County, TX

Montgomery County, TX
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Lots of adventures are calling and they're coming from Montgomery County, Texas, which beams with stunning and historic attractions.

Established in 1837 and named after the City of Montgomery, the county had a total population of 620,443 as of the 2020 census.

The county prides itself on its rich history, which can be dated back to the Paleo-Indian and Archaic cultures.

I've met its hospitable people, and I have explored the towns, which are all buzzing with breathtaking tourist spots for you to discover and know on a personal level.

From dining and shopping to the great outdoors, my visit to this beautiful county was one for the books.

So if Texas is on your list to visit soon, don't skip this county.

To help you out, here's a round-up of the best things to do in Montgomery County, Texas.

Step into the past at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County in Conroe

Facade of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
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History buffs like me will enjoy learning more about the rich, fascinating history and cultural heritage of the county at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County in Conroe.

I was impressed by the exhibits at the museum, particularly the lumber and oil industries, which helped shaped the county today.

Fountain at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
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You can go through the timeline of the county's important and historical events, and a great collection of artifacts dating back to the 1700s.

I recommend having a guided tour because you'll learn a lot from one of its staff to make your visit more meaningful.

The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County opened in 1985 in the historic 1924 Grogan/Cochran home.

Bird feeder at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
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Experience Farm Life at P-6 Farms in Montgomery

I went to P-6 Farms during the summer season, and it was grand!

It's an actual working farm, which opens seasonally and hosts several festivals and special events in the spring, summer, and fall.

I'm a huge fan of sunflowers and they were all blooming with joy at the farm in summertime alongside delicious blackberries that I enjoyed.

I and my friends also had fun solving mysteries at the corn maze.

If you have kids, I highly recommend P-6 Farms in Montgomery, especially since it doesn't run out of outdoor activities to do for families.

I would definitely come back in the fall and spring to experience its fun activities.

Take a Day Trip to W G Jones State Forest in Conroe

Some quiet solitude and some fun are both found at W G Jones State Forest, which is one of the U.S. largest urban forests.

It features incredible flora and fauna in its 1,722 acres of wooded areas and towering pine trees, where endangered Red Cockaded Woodpeckers take refuge.

I've seen lots of bird species here, which is great for those who love birds and wildlife.

There are two lakes, where you can go fishing, as well as picnic areas, and walking and horseback riding trails to explore and reconnect with nature.

W G Jones State Forest in Conroe is also known for its state-champion sweetleaf tree, which offers a one-mile trail.

Hang Out at Papa’s on the Lake in Montgomery

Touring around, especially with the county's amazing and exciting tourist destinations, can beat you too, but there's a way to fix that.

If you're in the Montgomery area, cap the night at Papa’s On The Lake; a popular concert spot bringing live bands in the summer every weekend.

I dig its location because it's lakeside, and if you're on a boat, there's a spot here where you can dock with other cool boats and enjoy the lakeside views.

There's also an adult-only pool, which looked nice and fun during a live band when I was there with my friends.

But we did play at one of the pool tables while having a drink and delicious wings and burgers.

Also, the sunset at Papa’s On The Lake is breathtaking, so you don't want to miss that part.

Bring a Picnic to Unity Park in Magnolia

Lawn at the Unity Park in Magnolia
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Picnics are even better when shared with loved ones, and Unity Park in Magnolia doesn't disappoint!

What I like about this park is that it features plenty of picnic areas with tables to use for lunch and snacks.

River flowing through the Unity Park in Magnolia
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Large events though with barbecue cookouts will need to be reserved ahead of time, but other than that, the picnic tables are available for everyone.

When I came here with my family during the summer season, the splash pad was open, which was perfect for the kids to cool down.

Unity Park also features about two miles of walking trails and a playground.

Go Camping at Cut N Shoot RV Park in Cut and Shoot

Camping in the woods is therapeutic and doing it in the county also comes in handy; thanks to Cut N Shoot RV Park.

This charming 9-acre park features oversized sites for your RV, free WiFi, a catch-and-release fish pond, restrooms, and a laundry room, and is also dog-friendly.

Fortunately, I get to join one of my friends during my trip to the county, and we had fun camping and fishing.

We camped here for 2 days, which was fun, especially since we have access to the pool at Hidden Oaks RV Park.

There are about 40 spots at the park with back-ins and pull-throughs, as well as full hookups.

If you plan on staying for a week or so, it's also available.

What's more fun, is that you get a discount if you refer someone to camp at Cut N Shoot RV Park!

How cool is that?

Watch a Movie at The Grand Theatre 14 in Conroe

Movie-goers will love the comfortable electric reclining seats with enough legroom at The Grand Theatre 14 in Conroe.

But you'll love even better its premium offerings, including GPX, IMAX, Real D 3D, Christie Laser Projection, and Dolby Atmos Surround Sound.

I was a few minutes late for the movie, but I was able to get in with ease, and I also love its fresh popcorn and delicious drinks at the concession.

You can also grab some ice-cold beer or a glass of wine; thanks to its in-theatre dining option for customers.

The Grand Theatre 14 shows first-run movies, so if you're anticipating a film while in the county, this is your place.

Get Closer to Nature at Sam Houston National Forest in Montgomery

Trail at the Sam Houston National Forest
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One of my favorite places to enjoy nature is Sam Houston National Forest, which is a national protected area.

I enjoyed the hiking trails here, which are all surrounded and filled with amazing flora and fauna.

I also saw people camping, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding.

Caterpillar hanging from a branch at the Sam Houston National Forest
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Established in 1936, Sam Houston National Forest encompasses about 160,000 acres of beautiful woodlands that stretch to three counties, including Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker.

It's pretty out here, especially since it's filled with towering pine trees and some hardwoods.

Frog on the swaps of Sam Houston National Forest
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Go Japanese at Chi’s Japanese Cuisine in Oak Ridge North

If you like Japanese food, the best spot to have one is Chi's Japanese Cuisine, which offers an all-you-can-eat menu for sushi, maki rolls, or sashimi lovers.

It's about a 30-minute drive from Montgomery, but I drove down here when a friend told me that it's a nice Japanese restaurant, especially since I'm a huge fan of sushi.

I love that everything here is fresh and offers a relaxing and warm atmosphere as soon as you step in.

The buffet menu is almost the same as the regular menu with a slight difference, but it's worth it.

Chi’s Japanese Cuisine offers a variety of Japanese dishes you'll love!

Play Putt-Putt at Longview Greens Miniature Golfing in Montgomery

I'm not a pro at playing golf, but I did enjoy my time at Longview Greens Miniature Golfing playing putt-putt in a true Texas sense.

This quaint Texas-themed 18-hole golf course is doing a great job of maintaining the area, which is why it's top-rated in the state.

All holes are amazingly challenging enough and the obstacles are great.

Fans are also running at the course to ensure that it doesn't get too hot, especially during summer.

Longview Greens Miniature Golfing also offers ice cream, as well as more than 30 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice, and other snacks.

Enjoy a Good Read at Montgomery County Memorial Library in Conroe

Exterior view of the Montgomery County Memorial Library
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When traveling, I always make time to check out libraries in many places to browse some good reads, and Conroe doesn't disappoint.

Thanks to Montgomery County Memorial Library I had a great time reading and browsing some good books.

I love how the library is well-maintained with lots of comfortable seats for reading, and the books are well-kept and organized.

It holds a wide selection of digital resources like e-books, movies, magazines, newspapers, comics, music, and many more.

All these are available in different categories for kids, teens, and adults.

Montgomery County Memorial Library also hosts special events and programs for all ages like Storytimes and Book Clubs.

Shop for Unique Gifts and Items at Sweet Texas Treasures Boutique in Montgomery

Don't head back home empty-handed and let the unique and cute finds at Sweet Texas Treasures Boutique get you great items for your loved ones and for yourself.

I'm a huge fan of everything handmade, and this charming gift shop is a gem in the neck of the woods.

I was impressed by its great selection of customized items with a touch of Hispanic culture and a blend of Texas heritage.

There are shirts, trucker hats, bathing suits, pins, patches, mugs, tees, jewelry, pullovers, candles, stickers, and a lot more.

It's a perfect spot to grab a Texas souvenir, which I love the most because I wanted to get my family and friends some unique and cute souvenirs from this trip.

It was a worthy visit to Sweet Texas Treasures Boutique, and I'm sure you'll l get hooked too!

Spend a Day at Roman Forest Park in Roman Forest

If you're a traveling family, make time to drive to Roman Forest Park, which is a great spot if you have kids.

When we came here in the summer with my family, the splash pad and swimming pool were open, which made the little ones' day.

You can also use the grill for barbecues and share a picnic together, and use one of the picnic tables.

There's also a nice playground where the kids can enjoy playing and interacting with each other.

I love that there are enough shady trees at Roman Forest Park, which are helpful, especially during a hot Texas summer.

Catch a Football Game at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah

Exterior view of the Woodforest Bank Stadium
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Football enthusiasts can check on Woodforest Bank Stadium to see what's going on.

I was able to see a local high school football team play here, which was amazing, especially since I was only driving through Shenandoah.

Opened in 2008, the stadium can seat up to 9,000 spectators.

It has also hosted the NCAA Division III Football Championship.

Woodforest Bank Stadium was also home to the Houston Dutch Lions.

Indulge in Delicious Texan Donuts at Pat’s Donuts in Porter

Whether or not you're a lover of donuts, I highly recommend Pat's Donuts in the small town of Porter, where you can have a taste of local Texan donuts.

Its offerings are never frozen and you can tell that by how tasty the donuts are and other baked goods.

You should also try its delicious kolaches, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, tacos, and more.

Kolaches are to behold though.

But most of all, the donuts are amazing, especially its popular glazed donuts.

Pat's Donuts is locally and family-owned and has been in business since 1998.

Get Your Coffee Fix at Noe’s Crepes Coffee and Tea in Conroe

Coffee lovers, rejoice!

There's a nice spot in Conroe called Noe’s Crepes Coffee and Tea, which serves the best coffee in town—freshly roasted, that is.

The lattes here are amazing with flavors to choose from, including a turmeric latte, hazelnut, pumpkin spice, vanilla, honey lavender, green tea, and my favorite vanilla coconut latte.

If you love pastries, you should try its delicious savory and sweet crepes, and grilled sandwiches.

And all these are served in a warm and intimate atmosphere that I didn't even want to leave.

Get caffeinated at Noe’s Crepes Coffee and Tea before you start your day in Montgomery County.

You won't be disappointed.

Trust me.

Final Thoughts

The great outdoors at Montgomery County is unbelievable and its rich history and culture are beaming with pride.

It's worth a visit whether you're going solo or with your loved ones.

Explore the wonders of Montgomery County, Texas, and make it grand!

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