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Why We Love The Woodlands: The Great Outdoors

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Why We Love The Woodlands: The Great Outdoors

From its inception, The Woodlands was dedicated to creating an environment where residents could enjoy a high quality of life with easy access to public recreational spaces, entertainment, employment, and a wide variety of homes. 

Outdoor enthusiasts, in particular, have always found lots to love about The Woodlands. 

Set deep in Montgomery County’s piney woods, The Woodlands’ 220 miles of nature trails offer residents access to hiking, biking, and exercise close to where they live and work. In fact, any of the 151 community parks can be reached via a short walk from local neighborhoods. 

For those interested in Southeast Texas’ flora and fauna, the George Mitchell Nature Preserve hosts over 1,700 acres of protected forest as part of Montgomery County’s Spring Creek Greenway, including species of gray foxes and bald eagles. 

The preserve’s miles of hiking trails and biking paths are ideal for those looking to break a sweat or simply enjoy The Woodlands’ lush natural surroundings. 

As the only natural creek running through Montgomery County, Spring Creek and the 63 lakes and ponds in The Woodlands are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. 

Lakes Edge Boat House at Hughes Landing and Riva Row Boat House, which can be reached by a short walk from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, offers kayak, water bike, and paddleboard rentals to those seeking to enjoy The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands with friends and family. 

The community’s unique recreational features and resident engagement are additional reasons The Woodlands remains an ideal place to live, works, build a business, or raise a family.