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5 More Fun Things to Do in Montgomery County!

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Here at The Highlands, we can’t get enough of all the great things to see and do in Montgomery County. If you’re not already familiar with the area, it’s just a short drive north of Houston. You’ll find no end of sights, sounds, and flavors of Texas to enjoy and excursions and diversions for every taste in charming towns like Spring, The Woodlands, and Conroe. If you enjoyed our previous article, “5 Things to do in Montgomery County” but are still wanting more, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve uncovered several other fun things to do near Porter, TX that we’re excited to share with you!

Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventure


There’s no better way to beat the heat in Montgomery County than by splashing around at the Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney, TX, just off State Highway 242. Test your dexterity and endurance six stories above the ground on the Eagle Challenge, race your friends in the COLORado River Racer, or enjoy a waterborne adventure on Wild Isle. There’s so much to see and do that the whole family will have a blast all day long while staying cool to boot! Check the website for park schedules and to purchase tickets!

Wild Stallion Vineyards


Sometimes, Mom and Dad need a getaway, too. The Wild Stallion Vineyards may be the perfect spot. This picturesque country vineyard in Spring, TX, has five acres of Blanc du Bois grapes, which produce an award-winning dry, fruity wine. There are wine tastings, an event space that’s perfect for weddings and corporate retreats, and a regular concert series featuring live music, including tributes to the Beatles, Journey, Queen, and more. Whether you just want to wander among the vines or sit on the veranda and sample the latest vintage, you’ll find a relaxing home away from home at Wild Stallion Vineyards.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

This world-class outdoor concert venue hosts some of the biggest musical acts in the country, but it also offers free shows, arts education programs, special events for kids, and much more. Upcoming concerts include Imagine Dragons, Five Finger Death Punch, Sammy Hagar, ZZ Top, The Black Keys, and many more. Check the website to see a list of upcoming events, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about the pavilion’s many unique contributions to the arts.

Loveland Ranch

This 26-acre family-owned horse ranch outside Conroe, TX, offers everything from trail rides and summer camps to riding lessons and even boarding for your own horses if you catch the riding bug. Founded in 2000, Loveland Ranch is owned and operated with love, and some of the horses on the ranch have been there as long as the ranch has. Whether you’re looking to train for competition or simply want to enjoy the great outdoors in the company of a great horse, you can bring the family out to the ranch for riding lessons, trail rides, and more!

Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center

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Speaking of getting back to nature, there’s no better place to do just that in Montgomery County than at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center in Spring, TX. Home to ten different nature preserves, the Nature Center offers learning opportunities and chances to experience the variety and beauty of the Texas landscape in countless new ways, and it’s all just a short drive from your new home at The Highlands. Whether you’re enjoying miles of trails or attending one of the nature center’s special events, you’ll always find something new and exciting to do at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Call or visit the center’s website for hours and information.

All of these local treasures and one-of-a-kind things to do near Porter, TX are just a hop, skip, and a jump from your new home at The Highlands, a 2,300-acre master-planned community, surrounded by all the beauty and adventure of the Texas landscape. Sign up below to join the interest list and learn about new updates, home plans, and all the other exciting features coming to our master-planned community!


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