Think of The Woodlands as your giant outdoor playground, with 140 miles of hike and bike trails and 110 parks throughout the township. The 1,800-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve is one of visitors’ favorite places to enjoy outdoor recreation in The Woodlands for good reason. Hike two miles, keeping an eye peeled for migrating birds and other wildlife. Ride the three miles of bike trails, breathing in the fresh air as you fly by statuesque trees and lush flora. The Preserve is part of the developing Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway that will connect up to 12,000 acres of forest that surround Spring Creek, north of Houston. The George Mitchell Nature Preserve can be accessed at the Flintridge Drive trailhead, near The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park and the new Texas TreeVentures, an outdoor aerial adventure course.