Outdoors & Recreation


As you approach The Woodlands, you might think you’re driving into a Bob Ross painting. Giant coniferous trees reflected on lakes. Bald eagles migrating through. It’s truly an oasis for outdoor and nature lovers and there are many opportunities to get outside, soak up some sun and breathe in the crisp air. The Woodlands has more than 220 miles of hike and bike trails and 150 parks for you to enjoy— a great way to see the woods and waterways. Here’s some of our favorite outdoor recreation in The Woodlands. 


Climb to new heights at Texas TreeVentures, a three-level outdoor aerial adventure course on the campus of the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park featuring 70 challenging elements. Groups love the team building activities at this aerial adventure course that offers the ultimate bonding experience. There’s no better way to experience our giant trees here in The Woodlands than at Texas TreeVentures.


George Mitchell Nature Preserve is part of the Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway, which connects to and protects roughly 12,000 acres of forest in the area. The Preserve spans nearly 1,700 acres and includes a two-mile main hiking trail, three miles of bike trails, and scenic paths along the lake. The extended Spring Creek Nature Trail is also open for hikers that want to venture further. There’s a long list of wildlife in The Woodlands, so keep your eyes peeled!


Kayak, paddleboard—or choose from a variety of rentals for water recreation— on The Woodlands Waterway at Riva Row Boat House or on Lake Woodlands at Lakes Edge Boat House. Lake Woodlands also offers catch-and-release fishing.


There are several races and marathons in The Woodlands throughout the year like the IRONMAN Texas and The Woodlands Marathon, giving athletes the opportunity to run through this lush environment along the waterways and beneath the tree canopies. Simply gorgeous.


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