Montgomery is north of Downtown Houston and brings along a southern small town charm. This rural town has a rich history in the Texas Independence movement, not far from where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at Washington on the Brazos. Even though Montgomery is a small town, there is still much to see and do within the area.
Getting to Montgomery is fairly simple. Texas Highway 105 runs directly through downtown Montgomery (east to west), which can be accessed from the Conroe area to the east and Navasota to the west. Texas Highway 149 also runs directly through downtown Montgomery (north to south), which can be accessed from the Magnolia area to the south and Willis to the north. There are various small country roads known as “fm” or “farm to market” roads that run in and out of the area, however, Texas Highway 105 and 149 are the easiest to utilize. Texas Highway 105 and 149 can reach up to multiple lanes on each side, however, majority of the time, it is a 1-lane road on each side.
By car is the only way to get around in Montgomery.
Montgomery is one of the prime locations to witness pristine Texas bluebonnets during the spring months. On almost every side of the road, Texas bluebonnets will be filling the landscape, along with the incredible Indian Paintbrush; an orange counterpart to the deep blue Texas bluebonnets.
Sam Houston National Forest
The Sam Houston National Forest is a large preserved area located about 15 miles from Montgomery. It is home to many different hiking trails and campsites, along with many different species of wildlife.
There are many recreactional activities that occur in Montgomery.
Lake Conroe, just east of downtown Montgomery, is one of the top attractions of the area. There are many neighborhoods that lie on the lake and it has created a fun, family atmosphere for all ages. Almost every weekend, boats will be out enjoying the sun either fishing or doing other water related recreational activities such as: water skiing, tubing, jet skis, and wake boarding. Lake Conroe is one of the larger lakes in the Houston area and provides many quiet locations to fish. Once a year, in the December month, a large sport fishing tournament will occur. This tournament brings in crowds from all over the nation to compete and watch.
Texas Renissance Festival
The Texas Renissance Festival is one of the largest in the country and takes place from the beginning of October to the first weekend of December. It is a festival that encompasses Renissance era themes and shows. There are many activities to do at the festival such as: jousting tournament show, dunk-a-wench, crossbow shooting, axe throwing, and Jacob’s ladder. It is popular to dress up and get into character at an event like this. The food is also a highlight of this festival as your choices replicate that of what would be served to you in the Renissance era.
The Montgomery area is home to many pristine golf courses and is a common activity for those in the area. Golf courses such as Bentwater Country Club, Walden Country Club, April Sound Country Club, and Wood Forest Country Club are popular within the area.
There are many small parks in the several communities of Montgomery, however, there is one park that is the downtown. Bear Park is a small one block park with immaculate recreational structures that are suitable for all ages. A nice walking path takes you around the outer edge of the park and is lined with beautiful old oak trees.
Fernland Historical Park is also a beautiful park to go to visit old “settlement like structures” of what it would be like to live in Montgomery during the early days of the area.
Montgomery has a number of historical places and monuments that rest around the town. Many of the homes that lie in the downtown vacinity are considered Texas landmarks and are sometimes open to the public for viewing. Some of these homes have also been turned into bed & breakfasts. In the center of town rests a small building where the Texas Flag is claimed to have been created as a replica lies in the old Charles B. Stewart law house. This whole area is part of the Historic Downtown Montgomery area and is a quaint place to walk around in as there are many historic buildings too see.